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Gun of the month

Tiger Mortar
25th November - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Find out more about some of the amazing big guns in our collection with our in-depth talks and tours.

Tiger Mortar

Cast in the form of a sitting tiger, this splendid 10-inch mortar, or deg, might have been part of an arsenal intended for attacking the British. But the metal is not very strong and the weapon remained unfinished. It was found in Kurnaul (Karnal) Fort, India, in 1838. Made in Madras, India, about 1800.


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