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Unidentified Patent Model of Mortar, Possible Dahlgren Gun

This is a wood patent model that is unidentified but possibly the patent model of the Dahlgren gun. Measuring in total length of 13" with a bore diameter of 1.75".  John Adolphus Dahlgren was an Ordinance Officer and Rear Admiral in the Navy and focused his attention on boat guns. The sleek and symmetrical shape is consistent with Dahlgren smooth bore naval guns.  After, an accidental explosion killing a gunner, Dahlgren saw the need to redesign cannons.  With its curved shape, it allowed for a more stable breech where the greatest pressure of gases were located which kept the gun from bursting.

Condition:

This item is in very good condition with scratches to the wood due to age and handling.

Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$411
05/01/2019

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