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