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    Whaling bomb lances

    Does anyone know much about these? They look like break-action shotguns that throw an exploding harpoon.

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    evolution of shoulder whaling guns
    http://www.whalecraft.net/Shoulder_Guns.html

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    The gun is fine. No exploding ammo though. Even a harpoon warhead. Probably not a lot of 'em around anyway.

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    the projectile is called a bomb lance, usually with an approx 10 second fuse

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    I can hardly imagine how brutal the recoil would be on one of these, especially with the all-metal stock...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuddislav View Post
    I can hardly imagine how brutal the recoil would be on one of these, especially with the all-metal stock...
    Would that bottom peg go into a turret mount on the boat? I've seen whaling in old films but they are always much larger cannons.

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    I believe that one is a Pierce shoulder gun and "the pistol grip was solid and had a large hole at the bottom of the grip which could fit onto a support for aiming and firing."

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    but does it have one of those things that go up?
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