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Bronze Breech-Loading Bronze Whaling Gun by Ebenezer Pierce

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  • Description
    Rare American cast bronze Bomb Lance Shoulder Whaling Gun and Projectile Dart. This style of shoulder firing whaling gun would expel an explosive projectile bomb lance. This Ebenezer Pierce designed-gun had improvements such as the dual pin levers to open the breech to load the cartridge and lance, and a hollow at the bottom of the pistol grip that would let a wielder use a support for aiming and firing. Pierce first patented a bronze breech load shoulder gun with Selmar Eggers in 1878, and alone again in 1882, this particular model has no serial number or marking, making it one of the first in production of this second type. Late, Frank E. Brown would take over production of the Pierce Whaling Guns manufacturing, and advertise heavily their superior function.

    Having a Pierce Bomb Lance, circa 1879, accompanying this artifact whaling firearm is a big plus, as it is bronze and has the remnant of the feather flights.

    Gun: 36 5/8 Inch Length with 15/16 Bore
    Bronze Bomb Lance, 18 5/8 Inch Length with Rubber Flights
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Bronze
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: Circa 1880
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Incollect Reference #: 143663
  • Dimensions
    W. 35.625 in;
    W. 90.49 cm;
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