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:
May 1, 1767
Publisher/Studio:
Barcelona

Content Description: 

This Barcelona 12-pounder is EL TORO (The Bull), made on 1 May 1767. A V-notch rear sight is cast into the breech ring, with a small front sight blade on the swell of the muzzle. This simple arrangement indicates the importance of point-blank firing in the age of smoothbore gunnery. EL TORO passed into Mexican hands when that country won its independence from Spain and was captured by naval forces during the Mexican War.

Physical Description: 

Material: Bronze.

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

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