Gun captured at Sebastopol
64pdr Russian gun captured by the British army at the Battle of Sebastopol in the Crimean War 1854 and brought back to England as a trophy of war.
It has been on display in Cannon Square, Eton College since that time.
The carriage is a copy of the original previously on this site, it is the pattern mentioned in the 'Aide Memoire to the Military Sciences 1846' by R.J. Nelson.
All the ironwork is original, the wood components are made from seasoned English oak treated with oil-based preservative.
The gun, after being cleaned, has a brown patina and an oiled finish which is rigorously preserved by students of Eton College.