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    A little larger than your common Colt

    I acquired this from a friends estate, I bugged him for it for years before he passed away, I was surprised to hear from his family with a call saying come and get it , it's yours. It's a salute cannon. Here are some pictures of the restoration.














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    That will come in handy for Independence Day!!
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    What kind of Cartridge does it use?

    Really neat!!

    Good going!
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    Excellent work and excellent photography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oyeboten View Post
    What kind of Cartridge does it use?

    Really neat!!

    Good going!
    It's a 3 ga. , 37mm empty case fits perfect in the breech, and cases are readily available, should be a blast to fire.
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    Very nice job and excellent photos!
    Is there anything written on the plate on top of the breech?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkInTx View Post
    Very nice job and excellent photos!
    Is there anything written on the plate on top of the breech?
    The data plate is polished clean, assuming from years of polishing, but I do know who the manufacturer is from research.
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    Very nice. Thanks for taking the time to show us the before and after. Enjoyed looking at your pictures and seeing the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mentallapse View Post
    Very nice. Thanks for taking the time to show us the before and after. Enjoyed looking at your pictures and seeing the process.

    Thank you, a lot of time and work to get her were it is, all the polishing was done the old fashioned way, by hand, Brasso still works as well as I remembered in my Infantry days. The final piece is being worked on today, the wooden base it was sitting on was just sanded and a coat of stain applied. It's missing 2 pieces, the firing pin, and the extractor, the company that actually made this is still in business and have been very helpful, they mentioned they may have the parts I need, crossing my fingers, they are also going to letter it for historical purposes. It's truly a magnificent early 19th century piece of American art.
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    Very impressive work
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