Barnett Percussion Military 6 Bore Railgun
- Price: $2,150.00 CAD
- Licensing Category: Antique
We are pleased to offer a very unusual heavy barrel percussion Rail gun built by Bannett London. Several hours of research has failed to locate a similar item. This piece shows an overall length of 47" and a surplus 1840 era British Military lock marked Tower with a Victoria crown. The barrel is 30" long with a very heavy wall 1/8" thickness at the muzzle. (Oviously built for a very heavy charge). The 6 bore barrel measures 1" at the muzzle, built in a military configeration. This musket was obviously built for a specific intended purpose. This piece may well have been built as a transportable Rail gun for wall defence or as a ship's gun. Barnett was one of the principal gun suppliers to both sides in the U.S. Civil War. In additon ,they were a prime supplier to the Hudson Bay and the North West Company in Canada. This piece shows an unloaded weight of 11 lbs. The barrel shows a brown petina finish and London proofs. The wood is very sound and shows only the Barnett name. The brass nose cap was specifically built for this piece . The remaining fixtures appear to be military trade or surplus. A very unusual item. We certainly would appreciate any information on a similar item.