Object Title

Centrefire less-lethal launcher - MBA Stun Gun Mark 70 Model 2

Centrefire less-lethal launcher - MBA Stun Gun Mark 70 Model 2

Date

about 1972

Object Number

PR.1541

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005

Physical Description

This device was designed as an anti-riot weapon capable of discharging a veriaty of non-lethal projectiles, stun-bags, tear gas and rubber rounds. It is made from a special alloy and special high impact plastic known as Lexan. The barrel is rifled with six grooves with a right hand twist. The barrel swings open to the right for loading of rounds. The plastic grip is ridged over its entire length and has a ribbed grip extension attached .A leather wrist strap is is attached to the rear.The firing mechanism is a simple spring loaded plunger operated by a thumb lever.

Techniques

Cast, Moulded

Dimensions

BarrelLength10 in.
BarrelLength254 mm
OverallLength30.75 in.
OverallLength781 mm
OverallWeight1.19 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 5310

Calibre

40 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

makers name and model
MBAssociates SAN RAMON, CALIF. MARK 70 MODEL 2 PATENTS PENDING US AND FOREIGN
on the breech
cast
model designation
stun-gun made in the USA
on the barrel
cast

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