CHINESE 14TH-17TH Century HAND CANNON
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Item 671591552
Location Allport, PA 16821
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DA-0014-L- (10478)-JI-CHINESE 14TH-17TH Century forged iron, multi barreled HAND CANNON, firing 3 shots, one at a time, with a red hot wire stuck into the individual touch-holes. These guns were mounted on long or short poles (depending on circumstances) and were the standard peasant firearm throughout China for centuries. When Marco Polo saw them in action (and was shown how to make gunpowder) he brought the whole idea back to Europe with him, and launched the west into the gun culture. Ironic, really, because the Chinese got the nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from the same western culture in return in modern times. So, that’s why the hand cannons of Europe look so much like the Chinese ancestors before them. Right up until the 20th Century, many of these Chinese hand cannons were kept in village and community arsenals for defense against invaders across their borders. When Val Forgette of NAVY ARMS CO. went to China, he discovered them there, and began buying them for the American antiques markets, but only a few hundred made it here… The Chinese government stopped the exportation of their national historic treasures in a most practical manner. They simply made replicas of them to satisfy the market, which naturally killed it. Here’s one of the originals that made it over before the ban. 19 ½ “ long. Each bore is in .70 caliber smoothbore. Rusty and crusty now, they are a fascinating study in ancient gunnery and ancient metallurgy. All original, complete as-is.SAFETY NOTICE: We do not sell firearms, only collectible antiques, if you shoot them it is at your own risk and we are not liable for anything you do.
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