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A cannon from the doomed ship HMS Bounty has sold for £20,000 after being found on a Scottish estate.<br />
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The valuable gun was salvaged from the vessel by the rebellious crew in the wake of the Mutiny on the Bounty 229 years ago.<br />
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After casting their commander, Captain Bligh, adrift the crew set on fire and sunk the Bounty off Pitcairn Island in the Pacific Ocean.<br />
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It was sold by Dumfries-based auctioneer Thomson Riddick who said its discovery meant the whereabouts of all four cannons on the Bounty were finally now known.