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USLSS Bronze Lyle Cannon

BRONZE, TYPE C, LYLE CANNON WITH LIFE SAVING SERVICE MARKINGS. A very nicely marked example with its original oak and iron carriage/sled. The muzzle stamped "1883"(year of manufacture), "WPF"(West Point Foundry), "No 250"(casting number), "Relined 1937", "WvA"(Watervilet Arsensal, did relining work), "RB"(inspector's initials, Roger Birnie). The left trunion boldly stamped "USLSS". Top of barrel stamped "DRILL GUN/MAX Charge. 4OZ". Attached to the carriage is a beveled bronze display plaque with engraved information "LYLE GUN/USED BY/U.S. COAST GUARD". Fitted with original, old style, friction primer, firing device. Heavy oak block with steps for adjusting barrel height. Condition overall excellent. A nice early example that clearly had a long history of use right through post WWII when these C guns were decommissioned. 

Sales price: $9,800.00

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