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Antique Military Miniature Dahlgren Bronze Signal Salute Cannon

Signal cannons were used aboard ship to make salutes, as a danger, and to call attention in the case of an emergency. They were also used to start yacht races. These cannons were made in the style of the period in which they were used.



This is the finest antique small bronze signal or salute cannon we have had in a long time and the first of this type since 2006. It replicates a Dahlgren Mid 19th Century ship's 11 inch, 32 pound, muzzle loading smooth bore of Civil War vintage. Most Dahlgren's were use on board ships, and this one mounts on a wood ship's type carriage. A few were also used as field guns during the Civil War.