Object Title

1.75 in swivel Gun

1.75 in swivel Gun

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XIX.155

Provenance

Transferred from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, 1959, together with Nos. XIX.153 and 154

Physical Description

The two guns are similar and quite plain except for the usual mouldings. The have short brass traversing levers in place of cascabel buttons. To the right of the vent patch on each gun are two holes for the screws for securing a percussion-tube lock. Brass swivels fitted with rearward progecting bars which engage with the breeches of the guns. The swivel of No.155 bears the word DOOR. The inner end of the traversing lever is stamped HD and 33

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length: 23.30 in (59.2 cm), Overall length: 28in (71.1 cm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

1.75 in (4.4 cm)

Associations

Places Netherlands

Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.53.