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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]


This is to confirm receipt of the item and I am very pleased with it.

P M, Australia, 02.05.2013

I received the silver Verdienstkreuz this morning. Your swiftness and dedication was very much appreciated and, though the envelope arrived with a Post Office sticker saying it had been found open or damaged, the cross was unharmed and looks beautiful. Thanks for your time.

E C, UK, 18.10.2005