It's extremely unusual to find this type of Naval swivel gun in bronze. It has a striking green patina and is mounted on a later Naval style stepped base, that has been painted black. The embossed crown on the barrel is 2 inches tall by 2 ½ inches wide and appears to be Northern European. Circa 1820.
This swivel gun has a loop on the cascabel and its muzzle is tapered. These details are typical of carronades. Instead of a bottom loop, its trunnions are set below the center line of the cannon, in a manner consistent with gunnades. Carronades and gunnades were very effective in ship to ship fighting. These short, sturdy weapons were desirable because they didn't use much deck space, yet were very formidable in battle. The shots scattered widely causing a lot of destruction.
This cannon was slotted for a gun rack, which is common in military cannons. The gun has a rarely seen mortise for a flint gunlock ignition system. In very good condition overall.
Gun and Carriage are 36 Inches Overall Length. Height of Gun and Carriage are 22 Inches Overall. Bore is 4 Inches Wide.
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