Cannon C-3

Date:
C. 1675-1700

Cannon 3 is a cast iron 6-pounder, 7-feet in length (base ring to muzzle). The trunnions are slightly conical in shape with no visible foundry markings and are cast below the centerline of the tube. Several features suggest that the gun was produced in Sweden. English guns typically have pronounced reinforces while Cannon 3 has a more angular, single-cone shape with the sides forming a nearly straight line from the vent field to the muzzle astragal. Likewise, the muzzle swell appears more angular in shape than the typical English tulip swell. Read more »

Identifier:
QAR0233.001
Institution:
Queen Anne's Revenge

Spanish Breech-loading 8-pounder

Date:
1490

This bronze, breech-loading 8-pounder gun was made in Spain in 1490. Conquistador Hern

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0037
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy

12-pounder Gun

Creator:
Preston Company of England
Description (physical):

Material: cast iron. Bore: 4-5/8". Weight: 2,814 lbs.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.0672.0005
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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U.S. Model 1857 Light 12-Pounder Gun: The "Napoleon"

Date:
1857

The workhorse of both Union and Confederate field artilleries, the versatile Napoleon fired 12-pound solid shot, exploding shell, and canister. The muzzle-loading smoothbore acquired its nickname after being modeled on a lightweight, maneuverable field gun that was developed in France by Napoleon III.

Location:
300 North St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120
Institution:
State Museum of Pennsylvania

Signal Cannon From Fort Sumter

Date:
1861
Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0066
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Split Trail Carriage And Griffen Ordnance Rifle

Date:
1928

The T-1 was the first U.S. split trail carriage design. The split trail was one of a number of design features learned from captured German artillery pieces in World War I. The principal advantage to the split trail was its elimination of the problems caused with the box carriage when firing the gun at high angles. The split trail carriage developed into the M1 carriage, which was used on the M2 Howitzer, the most widely used U.S. gun of World War II. As with most U.S. guns of the 1920s and 1930s, it has a M1897 75mm barrel and recoil system.

Location:
1713 Southwest 11th Street Lawton, OK 73501
Identifier:
2010.7100.0004
Institution:
National Artillery Museum

12-pounder Gun-howitzer Model 1857

Date:
1857
Creator:
Revere Copper Company
Location:
20 Bernard Rd,Virginia,Hampton,23651
Identifier:
2010.1234.0001
Institution:
Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
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Cannon #1 Surrendered By The Convention Of Saratoga

Date:
1760
Creator:
W. Bowen
Location:
648 Route 32,New York,Saratoga,12170
Institution:
Saratoga National Historic Park
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Cannon #2 Surrendered By The Convention Of Saratoga

Date:
1760
Creator:
W. Bowen
Location:
648 Route 32,New York,Saratoga,12170
Institution:
Saratoga National Historic Park
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Toy Cannon

One of the ironies of camp life is illustrated by the popularity of war toys.

Description (physical):

Metal. L 8.0, W 11.0, TH 1.6 cm

Location:
5001 Hwy. 395 Independence,California 93526
Identifier:
MANZ 7508
Institution:
Manzanar National Historic Site