Object Title

3 pr gun

3 pr gun

Object Number



Taken at Benin in 1897 together with Nos.XIX.114 and 113

Physical Description

The piece is cast with projecting rings in imitation of early European iron guns of built-up construction. The ring at the muzzle is extended to form a fore sight, another in the centre forms a lug carrying an iron lifting ring. Near the muzzle


Dimensions: Length: 33.5 in (85 cm) Weight: 2 qtr 21 lb (34.9 kg)


3 in (7.62 cm)


Bibliographic References

H.L.Blackmore, The Armouries of the Tower of London, Ordnance Catalogue, H.M.S.O. London 1976, p.170.