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 Purchased by the Pattern Room from Bapty & Co. Harrow, London, February 1992

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