The Cranmers make their living from history, and that doesn't mean with books or in a classroom. They sell history, as in rare firearms and military artifacts. Family Guns opens the doors to International Military Antiques, a business owned and operated by the father-son duo Christian and Alex Cranmer. They buy, sell, trade and restore some of the world's rarest firearms, such as a \$40,000 pistol from the Battle of Trafalgar and a \$25,000 British Colonial cannon. In order to determine a weapon's actual worth, the IMA team test-fires it, a dangerous undertaking when dealing with a 200-year-old artillery piece. But if it works, the weapon's price can double.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Family Guns - 21-gun salute - Netflix
A 21-gun salute is the most commonly recognized of the customary gun salutes that are performed by the firing of cannons or artillery as a military honor. The custom stems from naval tradition, where a warship would fire its cannons harmlessly out to sea, until all ammunition was spent, to show that it was disarmed, signifying the lack of hostile intent. As naval customs evolved, 21 guns came to be fired for heads of state, or in exceptional circumstances for head of government, with the number decreasing with the rank of the recipient of the honor. While the 21-gun salute is the most commonly recognized, the number of rounds fired in any given salute will vary depending on the conditions. Circumstances affecting these variations include the particular occasion and, in the case of military and state funerals, the branch of service, and rank (or office) of the person to whom honors are being rendered.
Family Guns - France - Netflix
The 21-gun is accorded to the President of the French Republic, forming part of his “military honors” (honneurs militaires). The salute is given during the inauguration ceremony (by two 75mm guns) and during naval visits. These honors are extended to foreign heads of state when in State visit. All French Navy vessels anchored in a French harbor on Bastille Day must issue a 21-gun salute at noon, subjected to local regulation.
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