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|Matter||: Iron and wood|
|Length||: 28 cm|
|Width||: 12 cm|
|Height||: 13 cm|
|Weight||: 1.195 kg|
Iron cannons were made by blacksmiths, so consequently were plain, practical and inexpensive compared to bronze ones. Bars of iron were welded together to form a tube, with reinforcing rings shrunk around the outside.
Our replica is of a 17th-century Royal Navy 24 pounder carriage gun and, typically, is devoid of decoration and built for hard duty. Complete with lashed restraining ropes - necessary because when fired, the gun could recoil three feet inside the ship. With a barrel of black alloy, the 12 pounder cannon is mounted on an oak-stained timber carriage with wooden wheels.
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