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    Six-Pounder Iron Naval Cannon "Hope Furnace - Rhode Island" Circa 1800. A rare British style 6-pound naval cannon that has been overstruck "H.F." for the Hope Furnace Foundry in Rhode Island. With a shortage of both foundries and cannons, the American Navy utilized captured cannons from British, French and Spanish frigates that were taken as prizes by American privateers operating on the high seas. They would in turn use these same cannons to arm American merchant vessels sailing from New York and Boston. It is 62" in length with a 3.75" bore and is marked "H.F." on the breech.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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