The tag on this piece states that it is a Spanish swivel cannon. The only problem I see is that it isnít Spanish-made. I can state that with confidence because I have many books on Spanish artillery and thereís nothing like this in them. If this were a Spanish Navy swivel gun it would most certainly be covered in the exhaustive study published recently by the Spanish government, and the small Spanish Navy guns in the book are very different, and none have a bore as small as 2 1/2 inches, nor are any shorter overall than about 30 inches, nor lighter than about 120 lbs.
The historical info given regarding the Spanish shipís capture etc. appears to be accurate, but since this isnít a Spanish swivel gun to begin with, Iím not sure where that leaves us.
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