Object Title

36 pr gun and carriage

36 pr gun and carriage



Object Number



Transferred from the Ordnance Depot, R.A.O.C., Hillsea, Portsmouth, in 1942.

Physical Description

The second reinforce bears the Russian Imperial Arms in relief. The cascabel is incised with the letters MA and drilled for the attachment of a rear sight, the second reinforce ring having a patch drilled for the fore sight. The cascabel button is formed as a breeching loop. The vent is raised in a patch which is drilled for attaching a lock. Both right and left trunnions are inscribed. (Russian transcription transcribed in inventory). A third line is now illegible.


Dimensions: Length: 8 ft 6 in (102 in) (259.1 cm), Overall length: 9ft 4in (112 in) (284.5 cm), Carriage length: 82 in (208.3 cm), Diameter wheels 29.5 in (75cm)


Serial Number 31601


7 in (17.8 cm)

Inscriptions and Marks

With Russian cyrillic lettering between Right trunnion: 36... .... 177 . 28 . 1852 Left trunnion: . 31601 ........ : 3AB


Places Russia

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.143-144.


Probably a trophy from Sebastopol, 1855. Most of these Crimean trophy guns are mounted on similar carriages.
The inscriptions on the trunnions read 36 FUN VESU 177 POOD 28 FUN (36 'Fun' Weight 177 'Pood 28 Fun') ALEKSANDREVESKY ZAVOID (Alexander Factory). The Alexander foundry near St. Petersburg was established in c.1809 and became the principle Russian foundry for machinery and guns.