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:
November 21, 1803
Publisher/Studio:
Barcelona

Content Description: 

This 12-pounder, made at Barcelona on 21 November 1803, is slightly shorter than No. 14 and lacks a vent astragal and chase girdle; handles have also been omitted. A prominent vertical cutaway in the breech face, to the right of the cascabel knob, took a rear sight; three semicircular recesses at the sides of the cutaway evidently matched lugs on the sight base. Three screw holes show where a front sight was mounted on the right rimbase. The royal cipher is that of Charles IV (1788-1808). This gun was originally mounted in the defenses of Manila and was taken when the city fell to Dewey in 1898.

Physical Description: 

Material: Bronze.

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

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