HC Deb 17 July 1879 vol 248 cc617-8

asked the Surveyor General of Ordnance, Whether the "Nordenfelt" gun, stated to have been adopted by this Country, is the same as the "Palmcrantz" mitrailleur; and, whether any and how many of these weapons have been ordered, and what are the terms of the contract?


, in reply, said, that the "Nordenfelt" gun was very much the same as the "Palmcrantz" mitrailleur; and, as the pattern under which it had been supplied was that of Mr. Nordenfelt, it was known by that name. It was understood that Mr. Nordenfelt had improved upon the "Palmcrantz," and 100 guns had been ordered for the sea service. It was unusual to make the terms of a contract public, but he should be glad to show them to the hon. and gallant Gentleman privately.