English Swivel Gun
In Stock & Ready to Ship
The English swivel cannon should not be confused with pivot guns, which were far larger weapons mounted on a horizontal pivot, or screw guns, which are a mountain gun with a segmented barrel. *Carriage not included*
CAN03 – English Swivel Gun, full scale, 1-3/4″ bore, 90#, 30-1/4″ long
Cannon is boxed and packaged for UPS shipment to the US of A — Included with the price shown.
I generally keep one or more on hand as these are quite popular with the 1-3/4″ golf ball bore; sometimes we do run out of stock but will let you know if there will be a delay in fulfilling your order!
This barrel was originally brought to us as a Swivel gun; but lends itself to a naval carriage or split trail field carriage if so desired as well! At 90 pounds for the barrel, and a similar number for the carriage you put together – these are fun to place in the living room, and to take to the gun shows and shooting range!!
Watch ‘Master and Commander’ with Russel Crowe – You’ll see this gun off and on throughout the movie, but best in the closing scene as the chase begins all over again and the credits begin to roll!
The term English swivel cannon usually refers to a small cannon, mounted on a swiveling stand or fork which allows a very wide arc of movement. Another type of firearm referred to as a swivel gun was an early flintlock combination gun with two barrels that rotated along their axes to allow the shooter to switch between rifled and smoothbore barrels.
English swivel cannons are among the smallest types of cannon, typically measuring less than 1 m (3 ft) in length and with a bore diameter of up to 3.5 cm (1¼ in). They can fire a variety of ammunition but were generally used to fire grapeshot and similar types of small-diameter shot, though they could also fire small caliber round shot. Most swivel guns were muzzleloaders. They were aimed through the use of a wooden handle, somewhat similar in shape to a baseball bat, attached to the breech of the weapon.
Hern Cannon and mortar barrels, except the 8″ Siege Mortar and 8-3/4″ Bowling Ball Mortar , are made with Steel Liner Tubes with minimum 1/4″ wall thickness. and with welded breech plugs. For bores larger than 2 1/4″, we use 1/2″ Wall Drawn-over-Mandrel (DOM) tubing.
Bore: 1 3/4″, BREECH: 5 1/4″, CHEEKS: 4 3/4″, OAL: 30 1/4″, TRUN D: 1 3/4”, TRUN L: 1 3/4″, TRUN OAL: 7 3/4″, TRUN-CASC: 14 1/4″