In 1975 the Bellmore Johnson Tool Company (then) of Hamden, Connecticut, obtained licensing rights from the Winchester Division of the Olin Corporation to revive production of the Winchester signal cannon after an absence of 17 years. At the time the Bellmore-Johnson Tool Company specialized in the design, engineering and prototyping of firearms. The reissuing of the Winchester Cannon was well received in the firearms community and was featured in two separate articles in the November 1976 issue of Gun World magazine.
This particular model was the first release of the partnership and was timed to commemorate the U.S. Bicentennial. With a solid brass barrel and undercarriage and housed in mahogany storage box with brass plaque and details. The box base is detachable and serves as display stand and firing base.
This is a working signal cannon which can be fired with 10 gauge blanks. Serial number 000648.The top plaque remains blank as it would have come from the factory.
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