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#8373 Vintage 1850's - Huge Swivel "Greener Harpoon Gun" Capable of Throwing a 40 Lbs Harpoon 100 -120 Feet

(ABOVE) Our store display of 2 shoulder fired Harpoon Guns: (1) William Lewis (brass) and (2) CC Brand (iron). 
GREENER SWIVEL HARPOON GUN in the foreground and "Harry the Harpooner" statue in foreground/left $795

#8373 Vintage 1850's - Huge Swivel "Greener Harpoon Gun" Capable of Throwing a 40 Lbs Harpoon 100 -120 Feet

VINTAGE 1850's - HUGE SWIVEL"GREENER HARPOON GUN" CAPABLE OF THROWING A 40 LBS HARPOON SOME 100 -120 FEET

The GREENER was practical and in demand on Whaling Ships in calm weather, like our West Coast.  The motion of the whale boat bouncing over the waves was directly transferred to the gun mounted to the boat, and could make a direct hit almost impossible in rough weather conditions.  The body of this great heavy  swivel gun is 54" long.  Presently displayed on its iron swivel yoke and shown on a stout, handsome wood display plinth.  The HARPOON is a 44" long double shank, made of iron, with 10 1/2 dia. pivot barbs.  A ring passed through the slot and was free to slide along its length.  The whale boat line was attached to this ring.  When the harpoon was loaded into the barrel of the gun, the ring was slid to the fore end of the slot outside the muzzle of the gun.  Upon discharge (using black powder charge), as the iron left the barrel, the ring would slide to the butt end of the slot.  Great collectors items!

ONE OF A KIND
~ RARE ~
Item # 8373

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#8333 Vintage Brass "William Lewis" 1890's Whaling Breech-Loading Bomb Lance Shoulder Gun

VINTAGE BRASS "WILLIAM LEWIS" 1890's WHALING BREECH-LOADING BOMB LANCE SHOULDER GUN

WHALING BREECH-LOADING BOMB LANCE SHOULDER GUN.  CAST & DRAWN BRASS GUN BY WILLIAM LEWIS OF NEW BEDFORD.

An exceptional quality Shoulder Whaling Bomb Lance Gun by William Lewis of New Bedford, this variation of the Cunningham Shoulder Gun was warranted to be the best ever available, made specifically to withstand the harsh environment of whaling in the Arctic.

When made, this Lewis gun was cast, but the barrel is drawn brass, making it more costly but preventing the barrel from possibly bursting, which cast metal ones were known to do on instance.  The weight of the whaling firearm was at 20 pounds heavy yet well-balanced, aiding in its use.  The breech block is hinged, and the hammer is set to full cock to load the lance.  Then, setting the hammer to half-cock, the breech block is closed and latched.  Reset the hammer to full and the hunting weapon is ready to fire.

The gun measures 36 inches in length with a standard 7/8 inch bore.  This style of Whaling Bomb Lance Gun was specifically advertised in Lewis’ own “Illustrated Catalogue of Whaling Utensils”, circa 1896.  Special note to the aforementioned drawn brass barrel and the particular attention paid to the make of the hammer to prevent any breakage.  A top quality whaling gun.

Circa 1890

Item # 8333

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#8357 Vintage 1850's "CC Brand" Whaling Harpoon Gun - Using The CC Brand Bomb Lance

VINTAGE 1850's "CC BRAND" WHALING HARPOON GUN - USING THE CC BRAND BOMB LANCE

The" CC BRAND HARPOON GUN", was one of the first and most popular shoulder guns used in the Whaling Industry for many years. 
The Gun was made with 3 different standard gun bores, 7/8", 1 1/8" and  1 1/4" sizes to accommodate the different bomb lances Brand made for the whaling needs.
Weight approx: 24 pounds

Great collectors item!
Item # 8357

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#0628 Happy Harpooner Figurine 

HAPPY HARPOONER FIGURINE

Twelve-inch tall figurine of a jovial harpooner, standing on a 6" x 10.5" wood base. He's walking barefoot, hand in his pocket, wearing traditional sailor clothing, including a red kneckerchief and a beret. Our sailor man has a sea bag hanging behind his back, and the harpoon he carries is 9" long. Old, beautifully executed, and a very desirable specimen.

Item # 0628
Price: $795.00 

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#1993 Print of Whaler & Whaling Scene
Price: $795.00 

FRAMED "HARRY THE HARPOONER" WHALING PRINT

Picturesque print of New England whaling, the primary industry of the region in earlier times. The framed print is 22.25 x 17.25. The upper half depicts a whaler aiming his harpoon gun at a whale in the distance. The bottom half shows the cutting up of the catch. The top of the framed prints reads, "July 30, 1887, Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper."

Item # 1993
Price: $198.00 

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#6000 Boarding Pike of the "CONSTITUTION"-"OLD IRONSIDES"
BOARDING PIKE OF THE "CONSTITUTION"-"OLD IRONSIDES"

Museum Quality Item:

US Navy "Boarding Pike" specially created for close combat conditions purchased for use on the "USS Constitution" for the US First "Marines".

****ONE-OF-A-KIND****
 
Item #6000
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#2172 "C.C. BRAND" Rare, Vintage Shoulder Fired Percussion Harpoon/Bomb Lance Gun Circa 1850's - Bore 1 1/8" & Bomb Lance

"C.C. BRAND " RARE VINTAGE SHOULDER FIRED PERCUSSION HARPOON/ BOMB LANCE GUN CIRCA 1850'S - BORE 1 1/8" & BOMB LANCE

This rare No. 2 size "C.C. BRAND" Harpoon gun comes with a No. 2 size 1 1/8" bomb lance and ramrod.

Note: The wooden stand displaying the harpoon gun and the picture shown are not included with this offer.

First come first served!
ITEM #2172

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