Object Title

6 pr gun and trail carriage with platform - Krupp C/73 RBL

6 pr gun and trail carriage with platform - Krupp C/73 RBL

Date

1874

Object Number

XIX.602

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Wrought iron rifled breech loading gun designed for use with the FuBartillerie introduced in 1873. The missing breechblock was of the Krupp Halbrundkiel or half round wedge. On iron trail carriage with circular round platform _

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 82.75 in, Diameter of trunnions: 3.5 in, Diameter of Wooden Artillery Wheels: 53.5 in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 4643 (?)

Calibre

6 pr (9cm)

Inscriptions and Marks

On muzzle end of barrel: 'PRO GLORIA ET PATRIA' and Prussian Eagle. In front of Breech: 'INTIMA BATIO RIGIS' and monogram of William I. Breech face: '222 1874 Kp' Right hand side of barrel just above breech: '687' Right trunnion: '442.5.K M.V' Right cheek of carriage: 'UNKUFT 4643' '957' Left hand side of axle: '3258'

Associations

Places Prussia