HANDGONNES FROM THE FAR EAST

IRON TRIPLE BARREL CHINESE HANDGONNE

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Rare Chinese made Iron Triple barrel Gonne.

Muzzles
Business end of Chinese made Iron Triple barrel Gonne.

Vents
Vent area of Chinese made Iron Triple barrel Gonne.

Here we have a fantastic and unique iron Chinese Triple Barrel Handgonne in pristine condition! It is NOT made of brass or bronze! This rare find is 13.75 inches long (35 cm). The weight is approximately 6 lbs. and the bore sizes are between 17 and 18 mm. This cannon was in use for 300 to 400 years! The nipples were filled with a fine flash powder and a waxy paper was placed over each nipple to keep the powder from leaking out. A punk stick was then used to set off the charge. Originally, some of these fired by inserting a red hot wire in the touch hole! Believed to be a 16/17th Century antiquity, almost impossible to find in this condition. NOT sea salvage. An early step towards superior firepower. These photos and edited text contributed by BRONZECANNON.COM.

MING DYNASTY CHINESE HANDGONNE

Ming Handgonne
Chinese Ming Handgonne

Insignia
Insignia on Chinese Ming Handgonne

Muzzle
Business End of Chinese Ming Handgonne

Here we have an incredible Ming Dynasty bronze cannon that is 51 cm. (20 inches) long, the weight is over 10 pounds (5Kg.), the caliber is 43mm and the outside diameter runs 60 to 70 mm. These photos and edited text contributed by BRONZECANNON.COM.

MEDIEVAL VIETNAMESE HANDGONNE


Handgonne from Vietnam


Socket Opening


Muzzle of Vietnamese handgonne

Here we have a centuries old Vietnamese handgonne recovered from a unknown shipwreck in South East Asia The weight is 3.85 lbs (1.75 kg.) Dimensions are 12.25 inches (31.5cm) long, 4.25 cm at thickest width, 3.5cm wide at stock end, 1.25cm wide at muzzle. Bore is just over 1 cm. The condition is good, but it has a small hole in the barrel from saltwater electrolysis and shows its many centuries under the sea. These photos and edited text contributed by BRONZECANNON.COM.

MEDIEVAL 16TH CENTURY CHINESE HANDGONNE


16th Century Chinese Handgonne

Here we have a 16th Century Chinese Handgonne from the “Jiaqing Reign of the Mighty” 1522 to 1567. This photo and edited text contributed by BRONZECANNON.COM.

EARLY 15TH CHINESE HANDGONNE


early 15th Chinese Handgonne

Rare early 15th century bronze "Handgonne" or cannon also known as a "Pole Gonne". Found on a Chinese shipwreck in the Dutch East Indies. Touch hole looks as it has powder burns. Overall Lenght 11 1/2", bore 3/4". socket depth 9" inside 1 1/4". Weight 6lbs, bronze, thickness 1/2" This photo and edited text contributed by WISMA ANTIK.

KOREAN HANDGONNE


Handgonne from Korea


Muzzle

Here we have a multi bore handgonne found in South Korea, its origin is unknown. Overall length is 18.3 cm ( 7.2 in). Barrel cluster is 3 cm ( 1.18 in ) diameter. Bore size is approximately 7mm ( .28 cal). These photos and edited text contributed by BRONZECANNON.COM.

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