Object Title

Harpoon gun

Harpoon gun

Date

1926

Object Number

XIX.833

Provenance

Presented by Christian Salvesen & Marine Salvage Services Ltd., 7 July 1991.

Physical Description

Whaling gun from South Georgia, Falklands

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1805

Calibre

90 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

On breech mechanism face 'BOFORS 1926' with arrow pointing right across letter B. 'No 1805' Plate on barrel REKYLCYLINDREN FYLLES MED VATSKA 3 1/2 LIT [2/3 GLYCERIN OCH 1/3 VATTEN]

Associations

Places Sweden

Notes

Donees stated it was made by Kongsberg Vapenfabrikk, Norway. It could have been made under licence to Bofors.