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William P




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jan, 2012 5:54 am    Post subject: 16th century portuguese swivel gun found in darwin, australi         Reply with quote

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8400891/d...te-history

essentially from the title of the thread a couple of boys found, last january, a portuguese swivel gun on the beach in darwin, and its possible proof of portuguese contact with ausralia long before the dutch came in the 1600's
but thats up for debate.
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D. Phillip Caron




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jan, 2012 6:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

From the description it sounds as if it is a Falcon or a Falconet. Both were small bronze swivel guns of about 1 inch caliber.
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