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Old 7th August 2009, 06:27 AM   #2
VANDOO
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IT IS INTERESTING THE SIMULAR FEATURES OF THIS GUN TO THE SMALL SWIVEL GUNS OR CANNONS (LANTKAS) USED ON SHIPS. IT HAS THE HOOK TO HOOK OVER THE WALL WHICH ON THE SHIPS GUNS WOULD CORESPOND TO THE PART THAT STUCK DOWN IN A SOCKET OR FITTING. IT HAS THE HOLE AT THE BACK TO INSERT A POLE TO USE TO TURN AND POINT IT AND ALSO PLACE THE ONE FIREING IT AT A SAFER DISTANCE. THE TOUCH HOLE OR FLASH PAN WITH A COVER HINTS AT THE LATER FLINT OR MATCH LOCK WITH THEIR FLASH PANS. A VERY INTERESTING ARTEFACT FROM A VERY NICE COUNTRY WHICH I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO VISIT IN 1989 IF I REMEMBER CORRETLY, WHEN WE PLAYED AMERICAN FOOTBALL IN TALLEN.
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