Object Title

6 pr gun

6 pr gun

Date

1854

Object Number

XIX.217

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

On the first reinforce is engraved the monogram of Queen Victoria and on the chase that of Fitzroy, Lord Raglan, Master General of the ordnance, 1852-5. The weight 6-0-2 is stamped on the first reinforce ring and the number of the gun MMXX is engraved on the second. The base ring is engraved with the name of the founder S.ECCLES 1854 and with quarter-sight scales. On the under side are the foundry numbers L 32 2020. The cascabel is drilled for a central rear sight and there is a tall dispart patch on the muzzle for the fore sight. There are loops beneath the cascabel button for the elavating screw

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 60 in (152.4 cm), Overall length: 65 in (165.1 cm) Weight: 6 cwt 2 lb (305.7 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number MMXX

Calibre

3.7 in _ (9.4 cm)

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.87.

Notes

The gun closely resembles Nos. XIX.259 and 212.
'Samuel Eccles'
Originally a Modeller, became Foreman of the Royal Brass Foundry at Woolwich, retiring in 1855 (W.O.47/2755. p.1511).