Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading sporting rifle - The Millennium Gun

Centrefire breech-loading sporting rifle - The Millennium Gun

Date

2009

Object Number

XII.11810

Provenance

Purchased in 2011. Commissioned by the Royal Armouries.

Physical Description

This 2 bore was commissioned to commemorate the Millenium in 2000. It is the largest rifle made since the 19th century. The drop block action is built on that of a Greener whaling gun held in the Royal Armouries Collection.
Engraved by Shaun Banks, the gun barrel and action was made by Don Custerson

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 8003

Calibre

2 bore

Associations

Places Britain