3 Pounder Smooth Bore Gun

The brass 3 Pounder Smooth Bore (3 Pdr SB) gun was used notably by the Hudson’s Bay Company. The gun is mounted on garrison carriage used in fortifications. Gunners called the 3 Pdr SB guns “grasshoppers.”

The cypher on the barrel is that of the Master General of Ordnance 1807-1810, the Earl of Chatham. The cypher closest to the opposite end is that of King George III (1760-1820). Canadian Guns are inscribed with the cypher of the reigning Monarch to this day. This particular gun is on loan from the Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.

Weight of projectile: 3 pounds (1.36 kilograms)
Range: 1,000 yards (914 metres)
Detachment: Gun and seven men