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.1830

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 is threaded at the rear to take a grip extension.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

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength10in.
BarrelLength254mm
OverallLength18in.
OverallLength458mm
OverallWeight1.32kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 5311

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 base of the barrel
cast

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