Object Title

64 pr gun and garrison carriage - 64 pr RML

64 pr gun and garrison carriage - 64 pr RML

Date

1876

Object Number

XIX.704

Provenance

On loan to The Royal Citadel, Plymouth, Devon. (L93) (1991). Old Saluting Battery. Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

V.R. cypher.
On original wooden garrison standing carriage with fittings for Allen Brake

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 114.5 in, Diameter of muzzle: 15 in, Diameter of trunnions: 6.5 in, Diameter of breech: 22.5 in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 550

Calibre

6.375 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Left trunnion: R.G.F. No.550 I 1876

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

'Allen's brake'
A device to limit recoil and consisted of a wedge or shoe attached to the brackets immediately in rear of the front trucks by three jointed bars and limited the recoil of the gun by jamming under the truck. The brake shoe could be secured out of the way when it was not desired to use it.