Object Title

3 pr gun

3 pr gun

Date

1801-1810

Object Number

XIX.269

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

The gun has suffered severely from polishing and while the cypher of Georgee III engraved on the first reinforce can be distinguished that of the Master General of the Ordnance on the chase has been almost entirely obliterated; it is probably however that of the Earl of Chatham, Master General 1810-1806 and again 1807-1810. The base ring is engraved with quarter-sight scales but the caster founder's name is no longer visible. There is a vent-patch and a passage for a centre rear sight while the cascbael is engraved with the eight 2-?-0, the lower opening of the sight passage having removed the numbers showing the quarters. There is a swelling below the button as if loops for attaching and elevating screw had been intended but never machined. No foundry numbers are visible

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 36 in (91.4 cm), Overall length: 40 in (101.6 cm) Weight: 2 cwt approx (101 kg)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

3 in (76.2 cm)

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.84.