British Armstrong Cannon 1880 Huge Defense,artillery,weapon,gun,combat,bullet
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British Armstrong Cannon 1880 Huge Defense,artillery,weapon,gun,combat,bullet :
Massive COASTAL CANNON MADE BY ARMSTRONG IN 1880 . 6 INCHES CALIBER , 9000 LBS , 14 foot!!!! This cannon is a MUZZLE-LOADER was made by Armstrong in the UK and used as a COAST DEFENSE - This was placed in Buenos Aires in a Navy base in the South with 5 more but the others were destroyed . THERE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF THIS INCREDIBLE PIECE OF COLLECTING IN A COUPLE OF MUSEUMS (in Australia is one) . The cannon retains the original marks in the trunnions . The Argentine Navy removed the breech . The cannon has originally the breech cap removable (fixed with threads) . This was thought to easy the cleaning BUT ALSO WAS THE ORIGIN OF THE BREECH LOADING CANNONS , IN FACT , MANY OF THESE CANNONS WERE MODIFIED TO BREECHLOADING IN ABOUT 1890 ! . This has the original configuration . The missing cap can be made perfectly identical to the original to complete the cannon . It also has the serial number and brand very clear in the other trunnion . The weight at the foundry is marked : 8888 lbs . WE SHIP WORLDWIDE , 29 YEARS SELLING HISTORY .