Object Title

Matchlock breech-loading shield gun - Henrician design

Matchlock breech-loading shield gun - Henrician design

Date

about 2009

Object Number

XXIV.8891

Provenance

Commissioned by the Royal Armouries in 2009. Made by Peter Smithurst (Curator of Firearms at the Royal Armouries) in Sheffield. Previously on deposit B.0801

Physical Description

A breech chamber loading matchlock that can be fitted into the boss of a shield. A replica of those made for Henry VIII for use on his ships. (see the Mary Rose)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.50 in nominal

Associations

Places Britain