World War I Cannons we have Sold!

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We have this very rare Japanese 75mm Mountain Gun available as a restoration project.
This is only the second we have ever had for sale and the very first of this type.
 
Japanese 75mm Mountain Gun for sale
 
Japanese 75mm Mountain Gun for sale  Japanese 75mm Mountain Gun for sale  Japanese 75mm Mountain Gun for sale  Japanese 75mm Mountain Gun for sale
 
Japanese 75mm Mountain Gun for sale       
 
It is a significant project, but the main parts are there including the wheel hubs and the rims.  The trail is also complete!

Sold 8/14/2013
 
This is priced at only: $2,750 US$ for a very fast sale.
 

German 7.7cm field gun - Model 1896 - Museum Display Condition
Used in WW1
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WW1 German 7.7cm field gun - Model 1896 - For Sale
7.7cm Feldkanone 96 n.A.
Caliber: 77mm
Weight: 925 kg (2,035 lbs.)
Range of fire: 7,800 meters
Weight of shell: 6.85 kg
It was built in 1898.

WW1 German 7.7cm field gun - Model 1896 - For Sale
The elevation and traverse mechanisms work just fine.
The wheels were redone 3 years ago.
There are new wooden seats and the paint is fresh.
This gun just took 1st place at an antique arms show!

      The current photos tell it all about this rare piece!

WW1 German 7.7cm field gun - Model 1896 - For Sale


    
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World War I German 17cm Minenwerfer (Mine Thrower)
   

This 1918 17cm German Mine Thrower is in very good condition, but currently only painted with an anti-rust base and ready for restoration.
This is a GREAT German medium size Minenwerfer in excellent restorable condition.
It has the original wheels - but they do need repairs.
These trench mortars are almost impossible to find and this rare piece is in the USA already!
This is only the third one we have ever had.  It is dated 1918 on the rear of the barrel.
Caliber: 17cm
Weight: 525 kg
Range: 768 to 1160 meters
Weight of shell: 54.5 kg (119.9 lbs.)
Sold in 18 hours 6/24/2012
Anyone who knows what this is, will buy this immediately at this very low price we have it listed at.
It is located near Los Angeles, California for free pick-up or we can ship this anywhere in the world!
The photos below is one just like it that has been restored by a customer and it is what this one can look like when finished!
    

 

Sold 10/19/2011

United Sates  Navy 907 Mark IX Cannon
6 Pounder
 United States Navy 1907 6 Pounder Deck Cannon
 
This is an extremely rare Mark IX 1907 dated six pound bronze & steel naval deck gun.
 
United States Navy 1907 6 Pounder Deck Cannon  United States Navy 1907 6 Pounder Deck Cannon
 
 
United States Navy 1907 6 Pounder Deck Cannon
  
Manufactured by the United States Naval Gun Factory.  
 

1914 German World War I Cannon Wagon/Caisson/Limber

1914 German World War I Cannon Wagon/Caisson/Limber

Sorry - sold in less then 48 hours!

This is a fantastic find!

World War I Cannon Wagon/Caisson/Limber

A "true World War II survivor" with its original paint!
It was found in Switzerland 25 years ago and imported into the USA.

Original Austrian 1883 Skoda 7cm Bronze Mountain Cannon

A Fantastic all original rifled-bore breech loading black powder firing cannon!

Very few known to exist in the world and the very first one we have ever seen available for sale!

  

This great and extremely rare Skoda Austrian Mountain Cannon is what is referred to as a "Bag Gun" and requires absolutely no registration in the United States with the BATF. As they were fired with separate bags of powder and a separate projectile - they are exempt from all registration.

German 7.6cm "Minenwerfer" Trench Mortar!


German 7.6cm Minenwerfer Trench Mortar for sale

It is a very rare Original German Mortar - only the second one we have ever had this size in the last 20 years!

  In good restorable condition - complete - with no significant rust!


This is an extremely rare find in this easily restored condition. Just strip paint, prime & paint, polish the brass and display.

The two photos below is the one we sold a few years ago after restoration.

German WW1 7.6cm Minenwerfer Trench Mortar for sale    German WW1 7.6cm Minenwerfer Trench Mortar for sale

 We expect to sell it immediately, so hurry if you are interested.

World War One British QF 18 Pound Field Cannon

PR Mark II dated 1916

Sorry - Sold the 1st day!

  British World War 1 18 pound Field Cannon

The British 18 pounder Mark II field gun was one of Britain's mainstay artillery guns in World War One. The 18 pounder would have been a frequent sight to many British soldiers in World War One.

British World War 1 18 pound Field Cannon for sale

 The one we currently have for sale (above) is almost impossible to find and the very first one we have ever had for sale. This is a fully working and firing cannon that is all original and registered with the BATF as a Destructive Devise as is required in the USA.  It is fully transferable for a fee of between $200 and $400 US$.

This gun has been owned by one family for fifty years and registered with the BATF since 1968.

The one we currently have for sale is almost impossible to find and the very first one we have ever had for sale. This is a fully working and firing cannon that is all original and registered with the BATF as a Destructive Devise as is required in the USA.  It is fully transferable for a fee of between $200 and $400 US$.

This gun has been owned by one family for fifty years and registered with the BATF since 1968.

It needs new tires and painting to complete the restoration.

It is complete with the original sight and some original brass.

    Priced at $24,950 to sell very FAST!

Sorry - Sold the 1st day!

VERY Rare - World War 1 - French 75mm Field Gun - 1917 Dated!

French 75mm Field Cannon - World War 1 - For Sale  French 75mm Field Cannon - World War 1 - For Sale
 
Above photos taken November 10, 2010 after undergoing its current restoration!
 
    French 75mm Field Cannon - World War 1 - For Sale 
 
These are almost impossible to find these days!  It has been several years since we had one for sale and this is located in the USA for immediate delivery.
 
         This extremely rare gun is registered as a salute cannon by BATF.  It can be fired with blank shells!
It fires 75mm salute rounds and the barrel has been re-sleeved to accomplish this.  It has its brass cooling sleeve and two reproduction firing pins.
 
            It has been completely restored and includes the original wheels and carriage
It is primed now and ready for final painting as the buyer requires in a French Pattern or German pattern.
      
French 75mm Field Cannon - World War 1 - For Sale
 
 
All of the following are included in this sale and more: Shell casings, a WW1 ammo box, an original French gunners quadrant,
A wood sight box, reproduction lanyards, reproduction firing pins, reproduction sight, original sight mount,
A reproduction shield and a box for the shield, (12) manuals, and a reproduction reamer. 
This is probably the very best available for sale anywhere!
Sorry - Sold 11/13/2010
 
 

Original WW I Finnish - German Limber/Caisson used in WW II!

  

This WWI Finnish/German Limber Caisson that was also used in WWII by the army in Finland. It still has the WWI German four color camouflage paint on it and also the unit markings! There are several unfired brass cartridge casings still inside in their original paper wrappings. There is also a data plate on the left side. The wheels are in great condition. This complete WWI German Caisson is perfect for any collection! It is a VERY easy restoration project!

Sold 1/31/2010

World War 1 Project Cannon

 

Extremely Rare Hotchkiss Breech Loading 1 pound Cannon

Hotchkiss 1 Pounder

Sold July 2008

Extremely Rare  Driggs Breech Loading 1 pounder Cannon

Model - Mark IX

Driggs Breech loader

     

This great breech loader dates from the early 1900's and is a Driggs 1 pounder Mark IX that is in excellent condition.  

It measures about 54” from the muzzle to the end of the breech.  The Brass stand measures 39” tall, not including the cradle.

Sold spring 2008

Original Hotchkiss 1.65 inch Mountain Rifle

(Also called a 2lb. Quick Firing Gun)

Model 1886 - Built 1890

Used in the Indian and Spanish-American Wars

An original still "Working" Cannon

This Gun is complete and is field ready to FIRE.

 

These great Hotchkiss Mountain Rifles were used in the Indian Wars and four of the guns were used at the battle of Wounded Knee.  They were also used extensively in the Spanish American War.  It is estimated than less than fifty of these guns survive world-wide today. This is an original cannon that is complete. The tube and carriage was built by American Ordinance Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

Complete: with Carriage as shown in the photos.

This gun is in like New Condition!  100% legal to own in the USA! No license required!

      

A Fantastic Original Rifled-Bore Black Powder Firing Cannon!

Specifications

 

Carriage:  Original steel construction made in Bridgeport, Conn (Not France).

  Barrel Markings: American Ordinance Co. In Bridgeport, Conn. (light) and serial number 196.

  Barrel Markings: American Ordinance Co. In Bridgeport, Conn. (Strong) and with serial number 117.

      Sorry sold!

Two Hotchkiss 6 Pound Naval Cannons

Hotchkiss 6 pound cannons

Located in the USA for fast delivery. Complete with mounts.

We have two of these 6 inch Hotchkiss cannons available at this time.  They are both 100% complete except for the small door on the base which could be easily fabricated that you can see is missing in the photos.  These are from the late 1890's!
 
Sold: 01/08/2008
Here below at the famous Noon gun in Hong Kong.  This is what they would look like after paint and polishing!

Hotchkiss 6 pounder

Hotchkiss 6 pound Naval Cannon sold by Cannon Superstore

Here is one of the guns on display in Hong Kong now!

 World War I German Minenwerfer 
17cm Trench Mortar

German WW1 150 Mortar     German WWI Mortar

This is a GREAT German medium size Minenwerfer in excellent restorable condition.  It has the original wheels - but they do need some repairs.  The trench mortars are almost impossible to find and this rare piece is in the USA already - so no import hassles and expenses. This is only the second one we have ever had.  It is dated - 1916 on the barrel and 1918 on the carriage.  Anyone that knows what this is will buy immediately at the very low price we have it listed at.

   German Mortar 

Sorry - Sold in six days - 12/27/2007!

  1909 Cannon Limber    Cannon Limber

 Very Good original condition Limber.  Wooden fellies and spokes need
to be replaced, iron and hubs are ok.  Complete with original metal tongue stand.
   
All hinges and clasps are in good working order.  
Needs only to have the wheels replaced and paint it.  Only cosmetic repairs to the limber are necessary.
Original Brass tag;  No 105,   Model of 1902,  Rock Island
Arsenal, 1909, Inspector S. H. 

Sold - 1/20/2008

Extremely rare American Field Cannon!

US Model 1902/5 3 inch Field Artillery Cannon

This cannon is 100% original and legal to own. This M1902/5 US 3 inch Field Artillery gun made at Watervliet Arsenal. Original wooden wheels and complete with both protective medal plates top and bottom. A very scarce item to own and used during the Mexican border campaign.

This gun is in very nice condition.  Looks nice - shows nice – and would make an excellent museum addition or it could be fired in reenactments or whatever!

The breech has NOT been cut for demilitarization, only the barrel was cut and re-welded. It is complete with the uncut breech block - but is missing the handle.

There is some light pitting of the metal in some areas.  The top covers of the trail have a light pitting.  It obviously was outside in a park at one time.  It needs to be blasted and primed and repainted.  The outside of the entire tube is very nice as the metal is quite solid.  The inside is in about average condition.

Sorry Sold

 Extremely rare American Field Cannon!

US Model 1905 3 inch Field Artillery Cannon
100% original and legal to own. This M1905 US Marked 3 inch Field Artillery gun made at Watervliet Arsenal. Original wooden wheels, complete with both protective medal plates top and bottom. Scarce item to own. Used during the Mexican Border campaign.

  Sorry - Sold May 1, 2007

This gun is in very nice condition.  Looks nice - shows nice – and would make an excellent museum addition or it could be fired in reenactments or whatever!

 The breech is currently frozen, but there is no obvious reason for it, the cannon experts that have looked at it told us it would take heat to free it up.  We do have the firing pin unit although it is not hooked up to the firing lever.  It can be fired with a lanyard.  If you remove the unit there is then an opening into the breech so it would be easy to make it fire a propane flame etc.

There is some light pitting of the metal on the grab bars where the artillerymen would ride, and the bottoms of the little tool boxes are rusted.  The top covers of the trail have a light pitting.  It obviously was outside in a park at one time.  It has been sandblasted and primed/painted.  The outside of the entire tube is very nice as the metal is quite solid.  The inside is in about average condition.

The M1905  US Army etc markings are crisp and very nice.  The shield, both top and bottom are in very good condition.  The wheels are excellent, but we can't say that they are original but they look like they are to us.  All in all it is a very nice gun in excellent condition and quite rare.

A once in a lifetime opportunity!

 1909 Krupp Model L30 75mm

75mm Model L 30 1909 Krupp Cannon

This 1909 cannon is virtually BRAND NEW - it was NEVER put into service - it was only test fired - and NEVER stored outside!!!  It is just as it was originally delivered by the Krupp factory to the Argentine military and has always been oiled and maintained!  You will never see another 98 year old cannon like this one anywhere at any price!

A huge 105mm Model 1917 Krupp

From the Swedish Jönköping  Army A6

Three 75mm Model L 30 1909 Krupp Cannons

 

We now have just acquired three fantastic Krupp Breech loading Cannons in Argentina!

We have to say that they are in the best condition we have ever seen. They are complete, with the tool boxes, the stands, ALL the moving parts, and the breaches are in excellent working condition. The shields are complete. The wheels are like new and all the three cannons have the rear handle in great condition. All the paint seems to be original.  They have NOT been demilitarized and would have to be for import to the USA.

On the cannons barrels it reads "Krupp Modelo Argentino 1909 " and the serial numbers with a large Argentinean shield . They weighs 1100 kg (2425 pounds ) each. The total length: 161.4 inches, width: 43.3 inches  and the height: 52 inches.  

We also have also two beautiful military cannon supply carriages for these Krupp Cannons with four wheels. These carriages are in the pristine condition too, and they are complete. Both have the original canvas tops and they have the ammunition box behind the seat.

 World War I German 7.6cm "Minenwerfer" Trench Mortar

On Original Carriage with restored wheels!

A Very Rare Original German Mortar in "Fantastic Condition" !

 SPECIFICATIONS

  LENGTH: About 60 inches

  WIDTH: 42 inches at the wheels

   MUZZLE DIAMETER: 101 mm 

  BORE DIAMETER: 76 mm

  WEIGHT: Estimated at 500 lbs.

  Range: 300 to 1,300 meters (328 to 1,422 yards) with up to 5 powder charges.

  Detachment: 4 + 2 men

  Rate of fire: 20 Rounds per minute

  Elevation: 47°-74°

  Ammo Types: High Explosive, Gas.

Wheels: The wheels have been "replaced"  with the original brass hubs and iron fittings being used. They were done by Hansen Wheel in South Dakota and are identical to the originals.

The men in the detachment were required to haul and manhandle the mortar into action.

 

This is an extremely rare find.  It is one of the few original German Mortars or cannons that we have seen that is in this pristine condition. 

Sorry - SOLD!      

German Mortars (Minenwerfer) of WW1

General Information:
Also developed as a light artillery piece, the 7.6mm Light Minenwerfer was initially transported on a carriage, and this combination was pulled by either horse or vehicle. This weapon could also be dismounted from the carriage and placed on the ground to fire. This ground firing method providing for a much more stable firing platform and afforded a slight increase in maximum range. Later on as the war settled into static trench warfare, the weapon was more commonly set up as shown and used in the high arc firing mode. Eventually discarding the carriage as a means of transport, the weapon would then be transported by three of the crew simply by adding the carriage wheels to the axle on the base plate and securing shoulder straps between the weapon' base plate and the three crew members and then man-pulled from position to position.

Each Minenwerfer Company was assigned two 7.6cm mortars. There was one Minenwerfer Company per each Infantry Regiment.

References:
"World War I Trench Warfare (2)" - Dr. Stephen Bull and Adam Hook, Osprey Elite Series.
"German Storm Trooper 1914-1918" - Ian Drury and Gerry Embleton, Osprey Warrior Series.

     

German 25-cm Minenwerfer in action!

In addition to the 25-cm version two others of 7.6-cm (2.99-inch) and 17-cm (6.7-inch) were later produced. Except for size all three were similar in construction.

The 25-cm minenwerfer was a rifled muzzle-loading mortar firing a shell with a pre-engraved driving band. A short shell was at first employed but by 1917 had become obsolete. A longer HE shell was adopted as shown in Fig. 18A. The shell was described in a 1918 publication by the British Army as having 'great moral and destructive effect due to concussion even against troops in dugouts.  Also, it could clear a space 33 feet (10 m) or more in diameter in a barbed wire entanglement. While others fired other types of shell, e.g. smoke and gas, the 25-cm seems to have been restricted to HE. Propellant charges were first dropped down the barrel, then the base of the shell inserted in the muzzle so the driving band fitted the rifling and slid down to the breech. Ignition of the propellant charge was by friction tube.

All three minenwerfer were mobile with the wheels being removed on coming into action.  Unlike the British and French the Germans were prepared to some extent for the trench warfare which began towards the end of 1914 during World War 1. Having studied the action around Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) - and no doubt with an eye to the future - they had developed the 'minenwerfer' (mine thrower), a rifled mortar, manufacture of which commenced in 1908-09. By 1914 160 of 25-cm (9.8-inch) caliber were available. (Ref:
Mortars in Miniature)

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