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GB Britain Ltd 4.7 Inch naval toy gun

Date: 1930
Dimensions:
Overall: 47 x 200 x 60 mm, 0.25 kg
Medium: Metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Toy gun
Object No: 00015859
Place Manufactured:England

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    Description
    A Britains Ltd Toys diecast military 4.7 naval toy gun. Model number 1264 and patent 34218/30.
    SignificanceThe famous Britains' Ltd toy naval gun was in production for some 60 years from 1905. It went through several versions, the firing mechanism being improved.

    HistoryThe original version of this famous gun was introduced at the time of the Boer War (1899 - 1902), and remained in production as a favorite through to 1966 and beyond. Britains Ltd produced a broad variety of artillery pieces, which while very popular, resulted in the demise of a lot of young boy's sets of toy soldiers.

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