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

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[Firearms : Cannons : British : 19th Century]

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