Antique model/signal cannon?

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  1. Nov 8, 2018 #1

    Vr4

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    Hello i’ve searched aimlessly for a few hours now and can not find any information on this piece. I have found a few similar, but none like this. I have attached a 2 minute video showing the whole thing.

    Thank you and good night!

     

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    hawkeye2

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    I believe it to be a Spanish made decorative (ONLY!) piece. That barrel is not safe to fire.
     
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  3. Nov 15, 2018 at 7:43 PM #3

    trent/OH

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    I'm with Hawkeye. Don't even think of putting a charge of powder down that tube. Both wheels are falling apart, the axle is held on by one little old screw, the trunnions look to be soldered on,and the seams of the top and bottom barrel halves are indicative of a crude souvenir. Granted, the wheels could be remade, but the barrel should burst with catastrophic results at the first shot.
    I bought one somewhat similar at a yard sale, except it was much bigger (but looked to be of remarkably similar design) and instead of a gun tube, it held a bottle of wine. I absolutely couldn't pass it by.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2018 at 4:54 PM #4

    zimmerstutzen

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    Most hobby artilleryists follow a simple rule that barrel wall thickness should be at least the bore diameter. so if the barrel is a 1 inch bore, it should have 1 inch thick barrels all around and behind the bore. What you have is a Tourista piece. Popular 40 to 50 years ago in home decor. Definitely unsafe to fire. If a person led you to believe it was a signal cannon, punch them in the nose.
     

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