3-Barrel Lantaka

Lantaka, 21", .75 caliber, an extraordinarily rare three-barrel Philippine lantaka, ca 1880. The three bronze barrels formed in one piece with two longer barrels beneath a shorter barrel. All three barrels are writhen at breech as is the cascabel en suite. Rudimentary dolphin-form lifting handles. Other than in George Cameron Stone’s Glossary multi-barrel genuine lantakas are unknown. A unique bronze triple barrel cannon made for presentation (?).


Crude brass pintle appears to be a later replacement. Most of the brass has an unclean patina. Very sharp and crisp for this rare item.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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