~ Very Rare 16th Century Bronze Hand Cannon ~
The cannon is made of a hand-forged bronze tube attached to the original wooden shaft, with spiked foot to the lower end. No stamps can be seen on either the bronze tube or the wooden shaft.
~ Dimensions ~
The cannon has a total length of 62 ½ inches (158.8 cm). It weighs 2.95 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The cannon remains in its original condition.
The bronze tube remains complete, has turned green/blue from oxidisation but retains a large portion of the original golden brass shine. A few expected cracks in the wood, a small hole to one side, but the wood remains in good order. The foot appears to have lost the spike and is in a similar condition to the tube.
~ Postage ~
Postage is £25 or the cannon can be collected from our store based within the Portsmouth historic dockyard.