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Hello

near home in Brest, i have these two guns from 1812...any possibility to find the ship they were on, the place they where made?

any information will be nice!!

bab

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Hello

It has King George III's monogram on the barrel so it is the correct time period. From what I have found out the 27 - 3 - 12 are not dates but weight indicators.

The 27 equals 27 hundred weight or 3024 lbs, the second number indicates "quarter hundred wieghts" or in this case 3/4 which is 84 lbs and the last number is 12 lbs. So upon manufacture this barrel weight 3120 lbs.

As to manufacture, short of a makers mark it would be hard to tell. Here is a link to British barrel history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_Quarter

Hope this helps some

:cheers:

Larry

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Hello Larry,

thanks a lot for the information!!! where can i find makers mark on these gun?

Herlé

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