It was a cannon much like this that complemented the British seafaring ability and helped them extend their dominance on the world stage of naval history. Naval cannons were set up on several gun decks on the typical "Man of War" and the "broadsides" resulting from all the guns on one side of a ship firing in unison. The results were legendary. The carriages had an extensive rope system to stop a recoiling cannon and get it back in firing position. This miniature cannon is representative of the power that Britain exercised through their navy. This particular mini cannon makes a great gift for British naval history aficionados. This detailed cannon features a 10" elevating barrel, wood trunk carriage and rotating wheels with rope breaching. Consider this British miniature cannon as a unique gift for that person who likes reading the Patrick O'Brien series.