Object Title

Bronze swivel gun

Bronze swivel gun



Object Number



Acquired 1970

Physical Description

Well proportioned and with prominent mouldings, the first reinforce bears in relief a shield charged with the arms of the Board of Ordnance. The base ring is stamped with the weight 0-3-18 and the chase with the number I. The vent is drilled in the centre of a small pan shaped like a scallop shell. An iron swivel is attached to the trunnions


Dimensions: Length: 30.25 in (76.8 cm), Overall length: 33 in (83.8 cm) Weight: 3 qtr 18 lb (46.3 kg)


1.65 in (4.2 cm)


Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.71.


The arms of the Board of Ordnance, 'azure, three field pieces in pale or, on a chief argent three cannon balls sable,' were officially granted by a Warrant of George III in 1806, but had been in use since at least the 17th century.