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    Odd Percussion or Cartridge Firing Lock

    I came across this today. Heavy brass construction. The numeral 2 on parts of it,
    no other markings visible. It would drop into the top of the body and be held by a spring
    clip at the front from the looks of it. I have the top plate loose and am soaking it in diesel
    fuel to loosen and clean it out. Appears to function with a linkage or lanyard.
    I have no idea what it is out of. Large swivel / fortress gun, Harpoon cannon ?
    about 6 1/2" in length.
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    It cleaned up well and functions properly now
    as it was rather gummed up with grunge etc.
    I found no markings other than the screw holes are
    numbered.
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    It seems most likely that it is from a swivel bow mounted Harpoon gun of unknown
    maker last half 19th century. It is very similar to these examples.
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