Spanish 12 Pounder Bronze Gun

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Spanish 12 Pounder Bronze Gun

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Title:  

Spanish 12 Pounder Bronze Gun
Date:
March 28, 1795
Publisher/Studio:
Barcelona

Content Description: 

This Spanish 12-pounder, is named GENEROSO (Generous), presumably for its readiness to dispense its iron favors. Cast at Barcelona on 28 March 1795, it bears the serial number 2673 on the breech ring. A large elevated vent piece has been added at some time after the manufacture, and the vent field (on the top of the vent piece) is shaped to correspond with a flint firing lock. The holes drilled in the right side of the vent piece, with the cutaway in the gun tube beside it, were intended to accommodate the lock. This gun is believed to have been captured at Derna during the war with Tripoli and brought to the United States late in 1805 in the brig Franklin.

Physical Description: 

Material: Bronze.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE 20374
Identifier:
61-84-AG

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