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At the gun


At the gun

Standing at the harpoon in the pouring rain to please a fussy photographer.
Lovely Gun!



    MY GRANDFATHER STILL HAS HIS SHARK GUN, ITS THE SAME AS THIS ONE, GATHERING DUST IN THE BACK OF THE SHOP, STILL GOT AN ORIGINAL HARPOON AS WELL.

    HE TOLD ME THEY NEVER MADE ANY MONEY BUT WAS WORTH IT FOR LAUGHS.

    FIRST TIME THEY  USED IT IT WAS ONLY NAILED TO THE DECK AND IT TOOK OFF DOWN THE DECK WHEN FIRED.
    Cannae say we never made money at it Davie, but definitely the maist excitin' job I was at. Laughs, tears and smells!   It was like being back at the ringing. An hour of toil could gie' ye a week, but ye'd mebbe steam for days to get it. Can truthfully say when I was stopped, I lost the will tae be at the fishing. I can understand fully how the older men felt when they were "driven" tae the trawling. Those were the days when a poor man could live!