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Title Miniature bronze model of Armstrong gun barrel
Nationality British
Period c 1870

This model barrel is 8.5cm long and of approximately .177 calibre. Armstrong barrels were principally made for coastal batteries and men o' war from about 1860-85. Famously the CSS Alabama, a Confederate blockade runner in the US Civil War, was equipped with these.

This is a working barrel, fully bored out with a touch hole. The bore inside is nice and clean and it should, therefore, shoot nicely, should anyone wish to use it. It is lightly patinated throughout.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Firearms : Cannons : British : 19th Century]


The bayonet arrived yesterday in good order. Fits my musket perfectly. Quite pleased, and many thanks for a very satisfactory transaction.

L K, USA, 01.06.2016

Many thanks, badge was awaiting my return today. Pleasure dealing with you again. I'll be back again.

P B, UK, 20.02.2008