1900’s Marklin Large Battleship Canon Barrel, Cast Metal – Here we have a reproduction metal cast canon barrel for early 1900’s Large Marklin battleships. This barrel fits the Battleship New York, Columbia and several others. The original barrels were machined very precisely and my cast barrels pick up all of the fine detail. I individually drill the centers out of the barrels to the correct inner diameter and even drill the tiny breach hole at the rear. As shown in the picture, the barrel is approximately 2″ long.
As these barrels were provided loose on the original toy they were very prone to being lost. These large boats were either clockwork wind up motor driven or steam powered, so I assume many canon barrels were lost to the watery depths!
I provide these in a patina condition that reflects the condition of your toy, or I can patina as new for completely restored toy boats.
I had the pleasure of performing some intricate repairs on a Columbia Battleship that was part of the Malcolm Forbes Collection and was acquired at auction by The Dallas Elite Toy Museum. Parts that I fabricated include a cast metal anchor, a steel and brass dolly ship carriage and an intricate 25 piece life boat that perfectly matched an existing toy part.