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Bronze Swivel Gun
The term swivel gun usually refers to a small cannon, mounted on a swiveling stand or fork which allows a very wide arc of movement.
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Bronze Swivel Gun



The term swivel gun usually refers to a small cannon, mounted on a swiveling stand or fork which allows a very wide arc of movement.

Swivel guns were used principally aboard sailing ships , serving as short-range anti-personnel ordnance. They were not ship-sinking weapons, due to their small caliber and short range, but could do considerable damage to anyone caught in their line of fire.

Due to their relatively small size, swivel guns were highly portable and could be moved around the deck of a ship quite easily (and certainly much more easily than other types of cannon). They could be mounted on the deck railings of a ship, which provided the gunner with a reasonably steady platform from which to fire. Their portability enabled them to be installed wherever they were most needed; whereas larger cannon were useless if they were on the wrong side of the ship, swivel guns could be carried across the deck to face the enemy.

The small size of swivel guns enabled them to be used by a wide variety of vessels, including those too small to accommodate larger cannons.











I feel dark orange resembles the bronze best when it is "new", that is color I use in my bronze swivel guns. You can use other colors of course!

For help on LEGO colors here are some references:
http://www.isodomos.com/Color-Tree/Lego-Colors.html
http://www.isodomos.com/Color-Tree/
http://news.lugnet.com/color/
http://www.peeron.com/cgi-bin/invcgis/colorguide.cgi
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogColors.asp

I use these swivel guns on a number of my smaller ships The Gaff Rigged Pirate Sloop Black Pearl-lite, the RTS Am-a-realego 3-gun Gaff-rigged Sloop, the RTS REMEMBER the LEGAMO a 12-gun Top-Sail Schooner, and the RTS SAN LEGONIO a 20-gun Brig-of-War.

The Home of Republic of Texas Navy in LEGOs is right here on MOCpages.


enjoy

kurt

Notes:
  • RTS - Republic of Texas Ship
  • RTN - Republic of Texas Navy
  • LNA - Lego Naval Architect






Comments

 I like it 
  March 2, 2009
Nice info. Say, could you look at my ship the Queen Anne's Revenge and peek at mine? P.S. They're on the stern's railing.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2009
swivel guns were nicknamed "murderers" because they were loaded with scrap iron and aimed at close range. not a bad model, also.
 I like it 
  January 14, 2009
Thats cool it goes with the new lego piret sets
 
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