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Shooting the Bronze Swivel Gun with Canister Rounds

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Published on May 21, 2011

James D. Julia Auctioneers will be offering Session 2 in the 16 March 2015 Firearms Auction, the extraordinary Springfield Arsenal LLC Collection of rare antique cannons. Here's the online illustrated catalog of our nearly 100 fine cannons, cannon models, and accouterments--scroll about 1/10 way down the page to item 2038 and start there: http://jamesdjulia.com/auction/373-ma...

This collection in its entirety will represent what is believed to be the finest, largest, and most diverse offering of antique cannons to ever come to auction (to our knowledge). This auction will include approximately 28 tons of these cannons. Over the years, John Morris (one of the world's leading authorities on antique cannons) has prepared a number of YouTube videos depicting these cannons. Please see the list of 100 cannons to be sold, including this one, here: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/mai...




This cannon was fired as part of a meeting of the Company of Military Historians, Chesapeake Chapter. Join the Company of Military Historians! http://www.military-historians.org/jo...
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John fires the English bronze swivel gun which was examined in detail in a previous video. Canister rounds are used, consisting of musket balls backed by 2 to 2.5 oz. of FG black powder and a wooden sabot. The gun produced an effective pattern at short range. Our previous video "Flintlock Swivel Gunade Cannon" gives details of construction and close-up views. Our previous video on the details of this cannon is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MiISY...
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