Tuesday, November 20, 2012

French 10 inch Mortar of the Gribeauval System

My latest creation, scale model of a 10 inch mortar this weighs @ 300 pounds and has a 4.3" bore

French 10 inch Mortar of the Gribeauval System
1700-century French mortar model set on 4-inch thick Ash, barrel was machined from seamless tubing.
The barrel was machined from seamless tubing 1020 mild steel with the trunnion fitted to the sides. The bore is 4.3” diameter with a smaller powder chamber at the bottom overall length of barrel is 14” long, 8” diameter
Mortar bed measures 24” long, 22 1/2” wide and 5” tall, made from 4” thick select American Ash with hand rubbed oil finish
The bed is bolted together with six studs that run clear through the bed and capped off with heavy washers and blued acorn nuts.
The trunnion caps where machined from a solid bar of steel and cold blued
The trunnion caps are also held in place to the bed with straps that are bolted to the bed
The total weight of the piece is @ 300 pounds

The piece measures 24” long x 22 1/2” wide and 15 ½” tall

I will ship this in a custom made crate designed to arrive safe and sound 

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