Object Title

Model 40 pr gun and carriage - 40 pr Armstrong gun

Model 40 pr gun and carriage - 40 pr Armstrong gun

Date

1890

Object Number

XIX.957

Provenance

Purchased 30 June 2004 from Sotheby's, sale no. W04805, lot 79

Physical Description

Forty-pounder rifled-breech loading gun of 35cwt and siege artillery carriage. Finely engineered scale model showing all the usual features of a gun designed by Sir William Armstrong and his built-up system of an inner barrel of coiled iron and three exterior coils. Also shown are the solid forged breech piece, forged trunnion ring, vent piece and the polygroove rifling. The carriage is in mahogany representing what originally would have been elm or oak

Associations

Places England