Object Title

Centrefire grenade discharger - Blanch-Chevallier grenade launcher

Centrefire grenade discharger - Blanch-Chevallier grenade launcher

Date

about 1916

Object Number

PR.9711

Provenance

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

Physical Description

Wooden butt and rubber butt plate. Metal receiver with underlever action. Tilting block, loading gate on top receiver. Right hand side of receiver has a cocking indicator. Thick metal barrel with one sling loop. Other sling loop on the butt. Notch and post type sights. 2 catches, one on either side of barrel, for locking grenade into place. Screws in various points on the barrel.

Dimensions

Barrellength14.2 in
Barrellength360 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 6424

Calibre

2.5 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Monogram
M monogram
left side of receiver
stamped
Letteringleft side of barrel
stamped
Marksleft side of receiver
stamped
Letteringright side of barrel
stamped

Associations

Places Britain

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