Object Title

Percussion breech-loading military wall gun - By P. J. Malherbe

Percussion breech-loading military wall gun - By P. J. Malherbe

Date

1837

Object Number

XII.4623

Provenance

Transferred from Rotunda 1979; Rotunda Nos. MA 814; 4/147

Physical Description

Lock plate stamped P J MALHERBE a Liege 1837.
There are 2 leaf sights, one marked 200, the other is painted. The screwplate of the sights are marked with 3 Russian letters and 10.
The barrel is stamped 409 and is rifled in 8 grooves.

Dimensions

BarrelLength49.61 inches
BarrelLength1260 mm
OverallLength1780 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.83 in

Associations

Notes

Part of a group captured from the Russians at Bomarsund in 1856 during the Crimea War.