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We are very proud to be able to offer these fantastic original antique R.H. Brown, Snow, and Strong

Yacht Signal Cannons!

We currently only have two (2) of these great cannons available. We may have a 4 Gauge Brown in SOON!:

ALL other Brown, Snow, and Strong cannons on this page are sold at this time.

Also, other modern and antique 4 to 12 Gauge blank firing cannons will be listed here.



Late 1800's Strong 4 gauge Yacht cannon for sale

Extremely  Rare 4 gauge early Strong Firearms Company Yacht Signal Cannon

Late 1800's Strong 4 gauge Yacht cannon for sale

Just listed August 22, 2015!

 This is a beautiful example of a Strong 4 Gauge Naval style brass yacht signal cannon with mahogany carriage.

Note: The carriage could use some slight refinishing and the front of the barrel needs a little work that is the reason that this great gun is priced at about half the market value!

Late 1800's Strong 4 gauge Yacht cannon for sale

Fully functional with a strong firing pin strike, good patina on all bronze parts except the muzzle.
 The carriage is in sound condition, with no cracks or weak spots with good finish.

Condition excellent with very minor finish detraction due to age.

     Late 1800's Strong 4 gauge Yacht cannon for sale   Late 1800's Strong 4 gauge Yacht cannon for sale  Late 1800's Strong 4 gauge Yacht cannon for sale

Late 1800's Strong 4 gauge Yacht cannon for sale   Late 1800's Strong 4 gauge Yacht cannon for sale   Late 1800's Strong 4 gauge Yacht cannon for sale

Sorry for the quality of these photos!  More here soon as the piece is in transit.

Dates from the early 1880's.
This cannon has an 32 inch barrel with an overall weight of over 120 lbs.!
It is a 4 Gauge, blank firing gun, that is super rare and they have sold for up to $35,000 US$.
Pawn Stars offered $15,000 for one of these not too long ago that was tuned down by the owner!

   Strong 4 Guage Bronze Yacht Cannon for sale

The picture above shows a similar 4 Gauge size used by Higgins in the Magnum PI series! 
The cannon is in perfect working condition.
Might need some polishing on this one as the patina has some marks.
 The mechanics are all excellent and function properly.
 This is a HUGE sized gun which displays very well.
If you always wanted a fine example of one of these that are almost impossible to find, original and early Strong cannon, this one for you at a give away price.
You can see one being fired here:

Bronze signal cannon from the yacht "Colonia" Sold For $20,000

The price on this incredibly rare piece is only:  $7,995. US$

Includes delivery anywhere in the USA!


Rare 10 gauge Strong Firearms Company Signal Cannon

Very Rare pre 1886 Strong Brass 10 Gauge Yacht cannon for sale

Just listed!

 This is a beautiful example of a Strong 10 gauge Naval style brass yacht signal cannon with mahogany carriage.

Very Rare pre 1886 Strong Brass 10 Gauge Yacht cannon for sale

Fully functional with a strong firing pin strike, rich patina on all bronze parts.
 The carriage is in sound condition, with no cracks or weak spots and still possesses the original finish."

Condition excellent with very minor scuff marks.

Very Rare pre 1886 Strong Brass 10 Gauge Yacht cannon for sale  Very Rare pre 1886 Strong Brass 10 Gauge Yacht cannon for sale

Very Rare pre 1886 Strong Brass 10 Gauge Yacht cannon for sale

Dates from the early 1880's.
(It is important to note that the Snow name does not appear on this cannon which was added to the logo in approximately 1886.)

Very Rare pre 1886 Strong Brass 10 Gauge Yacht cannon for sale

The brass has not been buffed or polished.
 The mechanics are all excellent and function properly.
 This is a nicely sized gun which displays very well.
If you always wanted a fine example of an original and early Strong cannon, this one is a beauty.

Price on this incredibly rare piece:  $5,495 US$ plus shipping.

Located in California.
 

Rare 4 Gauge Bronze Yacht Signal Cannon
 
4 Gauge Blank Firing Yacht cannon 1890 for sale
 
This huge yacht signal cannon takes 4 gauge blank shells and has a bore of 1.05 with a sleeved barrel.
 The barrel has a constant diameter breech section followed by a tapered section with a flare at the end of the barrel.
 
4 Gauge Blank Firing Yacht cannon 1890 for sale

The mahogany carriage is original and in excellent condition.
The wheels are made from lignum vitae wood and have the original leather bands.
All of the hardware is original.
 
      4 Gauge Blank Firing Yacht cannon 1890 for sale    4 Gauge Blank Firing Yacht cannon 1890 for sale  4 Gauge Blank Firing Yacht cannon 1890 for sale 
 
Instead of the simple swiveling breech mechanisms of most cannons made during this period, this cannon features a rotating, sliding and cam locking breech mechanism, like those found on large naval guns and field guns of the period. 
 
To open the breech rotate the breech lock handle 45 degrees and pull the breech lock back.
 There is a shell extractor to automatically pull the spent shell out as you do so.
Swing the breech lock out of the way to remove spent shells, re-load and clean. Reverse to close.
 
This is the VERY first cannon like this we have ever had for sale! 
 4 Gauge Blank Firing Yacht cannon 1890 for sale 
 
Close-Up Breech Lock and Elevation Adjustment
 
 Possible Patent and Origin
There are no markings on the cannon, however the acorn nuts and carriage profile match those of cannons produced by Brown and Snow around 1890.
There are no known examples of cannons by Brown or Strong or any other maker with this kind of breech mechanism.
A patent was issued to T. Nordenfelt on June 12, 1888 that describes the mechanism.
It is possible the cannon was produced by Brown or Strong before the development of the simpler, but weaker, swiveling mechanism of
Lavigne.
 
The cannon comes with 22 - 4 gauge shells!
There are 11 casings that are unloaded and 11 that are loaded with black powder by a punt gun expert in the U.K.
The 4 gauge shells have approximately 3X the powder of 12 gauge shells.
 
4 Gauge Blank Firing Yacht cannon 1890 for sale
 
Size comparison with R H Brown 10 Gauge above!
 
Price on this incredibly rare piece:  $9,995 US$ plus shipping.
Sorry -Sold!

Brass 10 Gauge blank Shotgun shell firing cannon!
Brand new and ready to work!
 
Brass 10 Gauge blank Shotgun shell firing cannon for sale.
 
Brass 10 Gauge blank Shotgun shell firing cannon for sale.
 
We are offering a magnificent all brass 10 Gauge lanyard fire salute cannon.
 
The barrel is 18 inches long and with the trigger mechanism it is over 20 inches.

It has been tested with an empty shell and live primer!
 
Brass 10 Gauge blank Shotgun shell firing cannon for sale.
 
 The breech is 2 3/4 inches and the muzzle is 2 inch with the overall is length 20 inches plus.
 
Brass 10 Gauge blank Shotgun shell firing cannon for sale.
The trigger is spring loaded lanyard fire and the breech is swing type with a lock.
 All this sits atop a white oak carriage stained mahogany and features brass trunnion caps, elevator and fastenings.
 
The gun 40 lbs. and shipping to the lower 48 will be FREE.

We can ship this cannon anywhere in the world!

In stock again!
 
Price reduced to $2,250 US$ with FREE shipping in the USA.

Brand New 10 gauge blank firing stainless steel cannon!

10 Gauge Blank Firing Steel cannon for sale   10 Gauge Blank Firing Steel cannon for sale   10 Gauge Blank Firing Steel cannon for sale


We are offering this Brand New 10 gauge stainless steel cannon that fires blank shotgun shells!

10 Gauge Blank Firing Steel cannon for sale    10 Gauge Blank Firing Steel cannon for sale    10 Gauge Blank Firing Steel cannon for sale

10 Gauge blank firing cannons for sale  10 Gauge blank firing cannons for sale  10 Gauge blank firing cannons for sale

This piece features an overall length of 17.5 inches.

It has a muzzle diameter of 1 1/2 inches and a breech diameter of 2 1/4 inches.

It has been tested with an empty shell and live primer only!

10 Gauge Blank Firing Steel cannon for sale        10 Gauge Blank Firing Steel cannon for sale

 The trunnions are 3/4 inch and it has a screw out firing plug and a lanyard fire cantilever hammer secured to the underside.

The weight is 16 lbs.

This is a truly great opportunity to own a superb salute cannon complete with a custom made carriage.

This cannon will include the carriage it is pictured with, which is 100% oak with stainless nuts and aluminum trunnion caps.

Priced to sell fast: $1,195 US$.

We will ship for FREE to the lower 48 states.

We can ship this cannon to anywhere in the world!

 

The R. H. Brown Company appeared in New Haven, Connecticut in 1888. They started to advertise their yacht signal and salute cannons in 1889. They went out of business in 1912. During that 23 year period they produced some very fine, and distinctive yacht cannons.

The lanyard design is quite unique. The design was awarded patent no. 421,730, to J.P. Lavigne on February 18, 1890. There isn't any need to cock the cannon. It is fired by pulling the lanyard, which "pulls" the firing pin to the shell. The firing pin is spring loaded so that it is always toward the rear. Also, the breech doesn't lock into position, rather it just closes. There is a mystery as to how Brown used the design, as there was also another Yacht cannon company in New Haven, Connecticut under the name of Lavigne & Scott Mfg. from 1894 to 1898.

Brown cannons were also scaled and made in different sizes from 12 to 4 gauge.

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