Large brass mortar 3-inch bore


 

17th century French mortar from the Valliere system 1732.

This model is set on a 3-inch thick American walnut, brass barrel.

The barrel was machined from a solid bar of 360 brass with the trunnion fitted to the bottom. The bore is 3” diameter with a smaller powder chamber at the bottom overall length of barrel is @ 11 ¼” long, 6” diameter, trunnion is 2” diameter x 12” long.

Mortar bed measures 23 5/8” long, 12” wide and 6” tall, made from 3” thick select American walnut with hand-rubbed oil finish.

The bed is bolted together with six cross-bolts that run clear through the bed and are capped off with heavy washers and brass acorn nuts.

The trunnion caps were machined from a solid bar of steel in cold blued finish.

The trunnion caps are bolted to the bed with studs that engage special nuts on the underside of the bed in recessed counter-bored pockets.

Total weight of the piece is 95 pounds.

 


Price of this piece $5250.00

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