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Forum: European Armoury 19th January 2022, 07:38 PM
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The common use of cast iron versus the rare use...

The common use of cast iron versus the rare use of cast steel in this period aside the two metals display markedly different corrosion characteristics and these guns have every appearance of being...
Forum: European Armoury 18th January 2022, 08:28 PM
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With the description 'cast steel' do you actually...

With the description 'cast steel' do you actually mean 'cast iron' ?
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2022, 07:48 PM
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Posted By adrian
Aren't these too heavy/massive for swivels ......

Aren't these too heavy/massive for swivels ... and no aiming tail

At only 65cm long & about 35mm bore these are of correct size for swivel guns & although some swivel guns had an integral 'tail',...
Forum: European Armoury 15th January 2022, 12:20 AM
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Posted By adrian
I think you will find that the two main uses for...

I think you will find that the two main uses for guns of such small nature was either as swivel guns, whether on a boat, ship or fort's rampart or as largely decorative arms in stately manors,...
Forum: European Armoury 14th January 2022, 07:45 PM
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I have been involved, directly and indirectly, in...

I have been involved, directly and indirectly, in a number of restorations some of which have included new trunnions and the guns that are subject of this post do not appear to have welded on...
Forum: European Armoury 12th January 2022, 06:50 PM
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Posted By adrian
Their small size suggests that they may have been...

Their small size suggests that they may have been intended as swivel guns.
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