Object Title

36 pr gun and carriage - System Venglov Pattern

36 pr gun and carriage - System Venglov Pattern



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Transferred to the Armouries from the Corporation of Chester in 1946.

Physical Description

The second reinforce bears the Russian Imperial Arms in relief. The reinforce ring is drilled for a fore sight and the cascabel for a rear sight, but the holes have been filled. The cascabel button is formed as a vertically pierced loop (possibly intended to take an elevating gear since it is in the wrong plane to serve as a breeching loop); the vent patch has been drilled for a lock though the holes are now filled. The gun is considerably corroded and no markings are visible

The gun is mounted on a form of rear-chock garrison carriage of iron fitted with an elevating screw. Another carriage of this type is in the Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Leningrad, marked 'SystÚm Venglov' Pattern 1853. Cf.No.187


OverallLength289.6 cm


7 in (17.8cm)


Places Russia

Bibliographic References

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


An 'iron gun with spread-eagle in relief on the barrel' appears in the 1845 'Guide' (p.119), but No.191 is most likely one of the many guns brought back from the Crimea in 1856 and presented to towns as souvenirs.