A finely engineered model of an artillery breech mechanism
Firearms,Cannon including Models, Miscellaneous
A finely engineered model of an artillery breech mechanism dated 1895. The brass breech is chiselled "MAXIM NORDENFELT GUNS AND AMMUNITION Co Ld 1895 MARK S" and the turned foot "MODEL OF 75 M/M BREECH MECHANISM SCALE 1/3". The model is made of brass, with a steel breech block where 4 sections of thread activated by a lever are moved by a cam to lock into the breech. On turned wooden socle.
Height 8½" (21.5cms) Maximum length 7¾" (19.5cms) Weight 24lbs (11 kgs)