Object Title

Centrefire less-lethal launcher - MBA Stun-Gun Mark 70 Model 0

Centrefire less-lethal launcher - MBA Stun-Gun Mark 70 Model 0

Date

about 1971

Object Number

PR.1829

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 long plastic grip is ridged over its entire length with two hand stops.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

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelDiameter2.25in.
BarrelLength10in.
BarrelLength254mm
OverallLength30.5in.
OverallLength785mm
OverallWeight1.2kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 2010

Calibre

40 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Country of origin
MADE IN U.S.A.
on the rear rim of the barrel
cast
makers name and model type
MBAssociates SAN RAMON, CALIF. MARK 70 MODEL 0 PATENTS PENDING US AND FOREIGN
on rear of barrel
cast
product name
stun-gun
on base of barrel
cast

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