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gun, needle

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  • Other titles
    German ZB Model 62 needle gun (descriptive name)
  • Description
    German needle gun, ZB Model 62 No 3090
    .60 inch calibre.; rifled; bolt action; brass fittings; with cleaning rod; two barrel bands, missing rear barrel band; iron butt plate and cleaning rod; sling swivels on underside
    markings:
    German double proof marks on breech and barrel
    [crown] / A
    [crown] / B
    rear of barrel, adjacent to breech, partially obscured by rear sight: Stahl
    on top of body, possible indication of modification: 1870.1872
    on side of body: ZB Mod 62 with eagle and DANZIG above
    serial number on left hand side of breech, left hand side of barrel, rear retaining screw of trigger guard, king screw of main body, and on top butt screw: 3090
    on end of butt: 4 R / 12.123
    manufacturer Danzig, Germany, 1870-72
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1951.211.1, 3/12, W1458
  • Accession number
    1951.211.1
  • Accession date
    9 January 2006
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
gun, needle, 1951.211.1, W1458, 3/12, Photographed by Richard NG, digital, 23 Feb 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1951.211.1, W1458
  • Subject category
  • Collection
  • Production
    unknown (gunmaker)
    Danzig (historic)GermanyEurope
    1870-1872
    Wilhelm I (1871 - 1888), Imperial Germany (1871 - 1918), German reign
  • Signature/marks
    3090  (serial no)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole calibre : 15mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 45mm
    • 0 - Whole length : 1340mm
      (overall)
      (overall length: 1340mm barrel length: 800mm height: 130 - 185mm calibre: 15mm (.60"))
    • 0 - Whole length : 800mm
      (barrel)
    • 0 - Whole height : 185mm
      (max)
  • Classification
    military (Level 1)
    › arms & armaments (Level 2)
    › firearms (Level 3)
    › gun, needle (Level 4)
  • Record created
    9 January 2006

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