This an authorized reproduction! The L. Francis Herreshoff's Saluting Cannon is 16" long, made of polished bronze, and rides on a solid teak carriage, breach loads and fires 10 GA Black Powder Blank Shells.
Firing of the cannon is accomplished by striking the cascabel (ball) smartly with the wood mallet (included). The empty shell is extracted by running the mallet handle down the bore. After a normal day of firing, the bore should be swabbed out and lightly oiled before being stored.
The Herreshoff Saluting Cannon is the Choice of Yacht Clubs, Sailing Fleets, Winning Skippers, and National Sponsors. These cannons are fast becoming the nationally recognized trophies of choice, their beauty and functionality make them a prized reward. Yes, a useful trophy ... and every time the cannon is fired a cherished memory comes to mind.
Barrel Length :: 16"
Material :: Bronze
Weight (with teak carriage) :: 19lbs
Carriage :: Solid teak with handcrafted polished brass/bronze hardware
Cannon/Carriage with Wooden Case :: 26lbs
Fires :: 10 Gauge black powder blank shells
Standard :: Hardwood Mallet, with polished bronze finish barrel and carriage hardware
100.105 The Herreshoff Deluxe Gift set includes the classic Herreshoff Saluting Cannon with a full compliment of accessories. The felt lined cherrywood case featuring brass hardware, & mallet, striker base which rests on the inside of the lid. A magazine rack has storage for 8 blank shells (not included).