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    12-Pounder American Revolutionary War " Unfinished" Iron Cannon, Circa 1770s Early American Iron Cannon, "unfinished" and not bored out, with the casting chuck still in the barrel. It was buried on purpose in a unfinished state. It may have been that the foundry was overrun by British troops and the cannon maker had planned on unearthing it to finish it and put into use in the field. The cannon is excavated and heavily corroded; the trunnions and the cascabel are in excellent condition. Behind the casting chuck must exist a near perfect unfired barrel! One can only speculate the history of this cannon; it is certainly one of the earliest American made iron canons from a small foundry. 78"in length, inclusive of the casting chuck.

    Provenance: The Crow Art Partnership Collection (Dallas, Texas)


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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