Object Title

Gun spike

Gun spike

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XIII.78

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

For temporary use the lower end divided an inch from the point to form a leaf spring. To withdraw the spike it is turned with the spring towards the muzzle, a rod is inserted into the bore, the spring compressed and the spike withdrawn

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 139 mm (5.5 in), Diameter: 6.02 mm (0.237 in)

Associations

Places Europe