Name/TitleWhaling shoulder gun for bomb lances
Brief DescriptionIntroduced in 1878 by Ebenezer Pierce and Selmar Eggers, New Bedford gun manufacturers, the shoulder gun fired a dart-shaped lance with folding rubber fins and an explosive head into the harpooned whale to kill it.
Date MadeAfter 1878
Medium and MaterialsBronze
Credit LineOn loan from Auckland War Memorial Museum
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