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Cane Gun

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A metal weapon in the shape of a walking cane, consisting of a barrel sometimes coated in gutta-percha with, at one end, a movable tip closed with a plug, and at the other end, usually a removable curved handle made of various materials and designs, screwed to it and containing a firing pin and a spring. Used to fire a single bullet in personal protection. Also used a walking stick.
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  • Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects
English
Term (International)
Cane Gun
Inverted term (International)
Gun, Cane
French
Term (International)
Canne-fusil
Term gender (International)
f.
Alternative term(s)
canne fusil; canne-étoile
Date created
2010-01-01
Date updated
2021-05-12
Parks Canada code(s)
  • 05-01991
Nomenclature URI
https://www.nomenclature.info/nom/8251
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