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.

On display in room 0.13

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

Collections with this work



November 29 2020 - 206 works 606 8

Legendary Items


January 25 2021 - 35 works 39 0

Apart spul


February 21 2021 - 159 works 879 15