William Lewis brass whaling gun authentic lance Chapman patent


Whaling  Lance Gun

Maker: William Lewis, New Bedford, Mass.

SKU: SS231 Category:


An all brass, 19th century, breech loading William Lewis whaling gun with a VERY RARE original lance. The stock is cast brass, and the barrel is drawn brass for extra strength.  It has an open skeleton style butt stock, and is built to withstand the harsh environment of whaling, on the open seas.  It is made with the Chapman, 1877 Patent, and has a hinged breech block.  This style of Whaling Bomb Lance Gun was specifically featured in William Lewis’ own “Illustrated Catalogue of Whaling Utensils”, circa 1896.   It is a wonderful harpoon gun, a welcome addition to anyone’s collection.


Bore Diameter: .87″

Overall Length: 34″

Barrel Length: 16.5″

Weight: 20.5 pounds


Condition: Brass frame and stock have a good aged patina with numerous small dents, nicks, and casting flaws – Barrel has a beautiful mustard yellow aged patina with a few light dings, including some vice marks – Triggerguard has been repaired at its rear tang – Iron trigger and hammer have some pitting and a good aged patina – Action operates perfectly – Lance still retains its leather sealing washer at the rear end and portions of the rubber fins along its shank, and some original black paint remains


Questions: Call 801-554-5120


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