Swivel Gun

Swivel Gun

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A 16th century swivel gun. Basically a large early shotgun, these muzzle loading guns usually fired about half a pound of grapeshot and were used in boarding actions and to repel boarders. They were about 3 feet long, with a 1 inch bore. Even more maneuverable than the falconet, these could be moved to and emplaced where needed on a ship or boat, mounting in a hole in the gunwale. #cannon #gun #shotgun #swivel_gun
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