7-inch 110 pdr Armstrong Rifled Breech Loader of 72 cwt
RGF No 56 B
The 72 cwt was the original design of these guns, which proved to be
too light, resulting in the naval gun design being modified to that of
76 of the light guns, which were already partly produced were then finalised for land service as a 72 cwt gun.
There are two slightly differing versions A & B, Type A having a 2" longer barrel.
and shorter breach. Both these 72 cwt guns being 9'10" total length.
This one is a Type B
Fort Nelson, Portsmouth