At one point I thought of giving this picture a sepia toned, distressed look to make it look old. But then it occurred to me that photography would not be invented until around 60 years after the Revolutionary War so I decided to leave it as it was.

I seem to recall that this was described as some kind of Parrott gun, which if it’s authentically from the Revolutinary War would not be possible as the first Parrott gun wasn’t invented until 1860. The exhibit also had items from the Civil War so maybe this was a bunch of Revolutionary War re-enactors explaining how a Civil War period gun worked. My friend is a former Lt. Colonel of Artillery and seemed fascinated by the lengthy description of how this gun was operated – given by the gentleman below.

Taken with a Sony A77 II and Minolta Maxxum 50mm f1.7 lens.

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