Object Title

3 in gun

3 in gun

Date

1580-1620

Object Number

XIX.9

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

The piece was badly damaged in the burning of the Grand Storehouse in 1841. The barrel was broken off 15in from the breech and the remaining length and the breech trough were bent into a curve by the heat. The breech trough has two slots for the wedge securing the chamber; the manoeuvring lever or tail is of iron

Dimensions

Dimensions: Present total length: 40 in (101.6 cm)

Calibre

approx 3 in _ (7.6 cm)

Associations

Places Europe

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.149.

Notes

Poor condition