Large brass mortar 3-inch bore
17th century French mortar from the Valliere
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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