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Original Civil War Cannon
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1863 Dated Ames Mountain Howitzer Cannon on ORIGINAL CARRIAGE
Item #: L4930
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Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This is your opportunity to own a beautiful original Civil War cannon on the original carriage and it is still accompanied by an original limber. This is the small stature size cannon that is known to collectors as a "mountain howitzer". These cannons were lightweight compared to their contemporary counterparts. They were designed so they could beat easily maneuvered but they still fired the massive 12 pounder shells with a 4.62 inch diameter of the bore. The barrel itself weighs 225 pounds and is so marked on the muzzle face. It is also stamped by the Ames Manufacturing Company As Well as the 1863 production date. There is also the number 88 production number as well as the inspector's initials that appear to be "A.D.K." which would be A.D. King who is known to have inspected swords for the Ames Company. You occasionally see these mountain howitzers offered for sale but when was the last time you saw one on the original carriage? The carriage was manufactured in 1853 and is so marked on the left side cheek piece of the cannon carriage. The right-hand side has the stamping from the Waterviliet Arsenal. The original copper topped boxes are present on each side of the barrel. The gun is also accompanied by the extremely scarce original limber. The cannon limber was used to transport the shells for firing. This is an amazing set that is nice enough for any private collection or Museum. This set has spent the last several years in the private collection of country music legend, Hank Williams Jr.

Shipping Weight: 1500 lbs
$110,000.00 USD

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