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Naval Cannon Made US Frigate Constitution Wood 1927

Naval Cannon Made US Frigate Constitution Wood 1927


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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Historical: Pre 1930: Item # 1245459
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 $899 
Wonderfully made naval cannon made from wood from the U.S Frigate Constitution. This frigate, of course, was famous for some very famous successes against highly skilled British ships in the war of 1812. When the ship was overhauled in 1927 the old wood was made into souvenirs and sold to the public (Imagine that happening today?). Most of these souvenirs were simply blocks of wood with a plaque attached but I do believe these canon are the higher end of the range and they rarely come available for sale. In overall excellent condition except three of the wheels showing repaired cracks but not at all disfiguring (See photos). The wood used was already over a hundred years old and this was almost another hundred years ago so it is really only surprising there is not more damage. There is also one little tack missing from one of the trunnions which could be easily replaced but wiser just to let it be since the historical significance here is the wood anyway. About 10 inches long, 5.5 inches high and 5.5 inches deep. Lovely, historical item.