Darting Gun and Bomb-Lance Combined: A-Gun Barrel about 20 inches long. B-Ordinary iron pole fitted in brass socket c; b.Breech-pin and lock-case. C-Harpoon with whale line e attached, and set in pfojections d, d on the gun; d. Bomb-lance fired from barrel a. The harpoon entering teh whale brings the wire rod g in contact with the whale and thus releases the trigger. F-Lever for cocking the gun. h. Line by which gun is hauled back to boat
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