Object Title

6 pr gun

6 pr gun

Date

1813

Object Number

XIX.65

Provenance

Believed to have been captured at Waterloo

Physical Description

The name of the gun is LE GUEBRE (the fire worshipper); the base ring is inscribed METZ. LE. 18 BRE 1813, and the cascabel bears the name VALLETTE (cf.Nos.74,63 and 66). The right trunnion is marked No.257 and the left 390

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 65.3 in (165.8 cm), Overall length: 70.3 in (178.5 cm) Weight: 7 cwt 2 qtr 20 lb (390 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 257

Calibre

3.75 in (9.53 cm)

Associations

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.127.

Notes

The gun is incorrectly named LA GUERRE in the 1916 Inventory.
'Vallette': Strasbourg, Metz.
'Commissaire des Fontes' at Strasbourg, 1804-08 and at Metz, 1808-13. Christian names unknown.