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17th/18th/19thC Toy Cannons and guns

Lots of different sizes and styles




17thC working toy petronel (pistol)

Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1600
Date to: Circa AD 1640

The toy is based on the match-lock 'petronels' of the 16th and 17th Centuries

Possible blow out to the barrel due to overpacking of gun powder


19thC toy flintlock pistol



Working 18thC Toy cannons






Monster sized 18thC toy cannon

Scale is in cm's

Large 18thC toy cannon


Georgian toy pistol watch winder