Object Title

24 pr gun

24 pr gun

Date

1770-1799

Object Number

XIX.99

Provenance

Found together with No.XIX.119 in the fort of Kurnaul, Madras Presidency, about 1838 (1859 Inventory, 137, No.85).

Physical Description

The muzzle, trunnion ends and cascabel button are formed as tiger's heads, two tiger's stripes appear on the chase and the reinforce rings are edged with engrailed bands in relief. The gun is unfinished; the vent has never been drilled, a cartouche on the second reinforce intended for an inscription is blank and a lump of metal below the cascabel button intended to provide a fixing for an elevating screw has never been pierced for the securing bolt

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 9 ft 9 in (117 in) (289.6 cm), Overall length: 10 ft 8 in (128 in) (325.1 cm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

5.6 in _ (14.2 cm)

Associations

Places India

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976., No.219, p.160.

Thom Richardson, An introduction to Indian arms and armour, Leeds, Royal Armouries, 2007: 26

Notes

Other pieces of ordnance from the same source are in the Rotunda Museum, Woolwich. They were originally found concealed in the Fort, being intended for the equipment of an insurrectionary force raised to drive the British out of India (Rotunda 'Catalogue'(1864),29-30).