Object Title

Flintlock military grenade discharger - N/A

Flintlock military grenade discharger - N/A

Date

about 1740

Object Number

XII.1032

Provenance

Transferred from the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin, May 1923, to the Armouries by the War Office (Q.M.G.9), via COD Didcot.

Physical Description

Steel mortar barrel with constricted chamber stamped with London proof marks and maker’s mark (IH or IN crowned) and engraved LONDON. Lock engraved with the name of the maker JOHN HALL JUNR, inner side stamped W.H. Stock with brass mounts engraved with simple scroll foliage, the fore-end originally fitted with a swivel, now missing. The stock has been severely damaged by wood-worm.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength7.75 in
BarrelLength196.85 mm
OverallLength24.7 in.
OverallLength627 mm
OverallWeight3.68 kg
OverallWeight8.2 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

3 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
Crown over IH or IN
Barrel
Stamped
Royal Cypher
Crown over V
Lock
Engraved
Lock maker
JOHN HALL JUNR
Engraved
Lock
Place
LONDON
Barrel
Engraved
Proof marks
Two Crown over crossed Sceptres
Barrel
Stamped
?
W.H.
Lock (inner side)
Stamped

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