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French Bronze 75mm Field Cannon

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Reference
500376
Height
17 cm (6 3/4")
Width
17 cm (6 3/4")
Depth
52 cm (20 1/2")
Antique French 75mm field cannon with working parts including the wheels, barrel elevation and working breach. This magnificent Canon is made from Bell Bronze and is an engineers model. We have carefully hand polished it leaving its patination fully intact, the colour and the model is superb. The Canon weighs in at just over 5kg.

The French 75mm field gun was a quick-firing field artillery piece adopted in March 1898 after 5 years of research and secret trials. It saw widespread service in World War I including in the American Expeditionary Forces.

It was commonly known as the French 75, it was introduced for the first time in the history of field artillery, a hydro-pneumatic long recoil mechanism which kept the gun's trail and wheels perfectly still during the firing sequence. Since it did not need to be re-aimed after each shot, the French 75 could deliver fifteen rounds per minute on its target, either shrapnel or high-explosive, up to about 5 miles (8,500 meters) away.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.
Height
17 cm (6 3/4")
Width
17 cm (6 3/4")
Depth
52 cm (20 1/2")
Period
Victorian
Year
1898
Medium
Bronze
Country
United Kingdom