Need Help with the ID of a cannon

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Chimpchoker, Jan 21, 2012.

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  1. Possibly a Nordenfelt third series 1" single barrel gun.

    Doesn't actually look like any of the anti-torpedo boat guns used by UK, or any of the common 1" cannon of that era (Hotchkiss, Vickers, Gardner, etc). What was the approximate calibre/ whereabouts is it/ did the makers plate say anything apart from the number?
     
  2. Looks like a line thrower for shore to ship.
     
  3. looks like it has some type of auto-feeder (bofors style) on it. i can see a number on the reciever No202, any onther markings? any language?

    the base looks like the one on the driggs.

    Driggs 1897 Breech loading cannon
     
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    Is that in the inf weapons room at Warminster?
     
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    Looks like the mount, but the USN One Pounder 37mm gun doesn't look like the OP's photo. Still, it may be an indication of the nationality and calibre.
     
  6. There is no markings on the info plate - its been polished smooth over the years. I thought it was a 1pdr Hotchkiss but it matches no other photo ive seen.

    The keep off the gun sign applies to the gun next to it - a 2.95" mountain gun 1 of only 3 left (allegedly).

    PG - the gun is at the Heugh battery in Hartlepool.

    couple more photos
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  7. I think its probably a Driggs or Driggs-Schroeder 1"/1-pounder rapid fire gun. Trouble is, there are almost no pictures of these 1890s-vintage US guns.

    If it is a Driggs, I'd guess that it ended up in UK as a WW1 arms purchase or on a US-supplied ship.