History.org: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Official History and Citizenship Website

The Cannon Project

November 16, 2012

Images of the cannon barrel

Historic trades poured the barrel of a light three-pounder October 25. The resulting casting shown here is still covered with mold material and flash and is actually prettier than it looks. Next, the barrel will be drilled and polished.

See more images.


Leave a Reply

  1. To the Cannon Crew,
    It looks beautiful – AWESOME!!!! Again, thank you for showing those of us that can’t be there the wonderful things that go on at CW. Again a giant THANK YOU to Newport News Shipbuilding for the great support. CW needs great corporate support, not only in dollars but in time, people and expertise.
    Have a great Christmas Season,

This project is possible through a generous gift by the Ambrose and Ida Fredrickson Foundation. Research assistance was provided by Firepower: The Royal Artillery Museum, and the National Park Service. We are grateful to the Museum Restoration Service and The Royal Artillery Historical Trust for the use of their images.