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A rare British Royal Navy Sea Service flintlock Grenade Launcher by; "WILSON", circa. 1760. 8" multi-stage brass barrel w/(2) Tower proofs and "P" (proofed?) and a "G" stamped on the tang. Lock marked; "WILSON", "1760" and a "CROWN" over "BROAD ARROW" (Government ownership). Brass regulation Sea Service pattern furniture. Stock is missing a piece of wood just above the front of the lock and a ship is missing from both sides of the barrel tang, otherwise, solid w/normal scratches and dings from years of service. Stock is marked w/a stores keeper mark; a "CROWN" over "BROAD ARROW", date "1805", a "CROWN" over "P" at the rear of the side plate and "NICKLESS X DAW 1877" is carved in the left side of comb. 24" overall length. In good working order.
Ref: See; BOARDERS AWAY II Firearms of the Age of Fighting Sail. by, William Gilkerson. c. 1993, pp. 31-40
also see; BATTLE WEAPONS of the American Revolution. by, George C. Neumann. c. 1998, pp. 14, 198
GUNMAKERS OF LONDON 1350-1850. by, Howard L. Blackmore. c. 1986, p. 204
Note: This weapon was used in the making of Walt Disney's PIRATES of the CARIBBEAN 2 (DEAD MANS CHEST) & 3 (AT WORLDS END), a Jerry Bruckheimer production. A Gore Verbinski film.
Inspiration for a scene in PIRATES 3, Scene; Singapore Stronghold, Battle with East India Trading Co.
Charcter - Marty
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