Swivel musketoon, anonymous, c. 1780 - c. 1800

Swivel musketoon, anonymous, c. 1780 - c. 1800

brass, iron, wood and textile, h 62cm × w 100.5cm × d 31cm × c 52mm More details

The swivel musketoon was a populair type of gun first used on galleys in the Mediterranean from the 16th century. It had a relatively wide barrel. The swivel made it very manoeuvrable: it could be operated by a single gunner. Later, swivel musketoons were deployed on other types of ships, and were used by other navies.

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This work belongs to Swivel Gun and Two Charges of Grape Shot (NG-MC-790)

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