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M1 4.5-inch gun SN 1 found in Indiana
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:10 pm
Post subject: M1 4.5-inch gun SN 1 found in Indiana

Saw this on one of my modeling sites:

www.armorama.com/modul..._id=204419

Also T1 carriage SN 1 and a replacement recoil mechanism.

Anyone have a list of these in the US? I've never seen one, and only know of a handful, this one, one at Ft Sill, and another farther out west IIRC.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:21 am
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ID SIZE Field3 NAME LOCATION STATE COUNTRY NOTES
2 4.5in G Gun, M1 (1of9) Fort Sill OK Military Museum
32 4.5in G Gun, M1 Madison IN 1942
33 4.5in G Gun, M1 Sellersburg IN 1942 VFW
78 4.5in G Gun, M1 (2of9) Fort Sill OK Military Museum
79 4.5in G Gun, M1 (3of9) Fort Sill OK Military Museum
80 4.5in G Gun, M1 (4of9) Fort Sill OK Military Museum
81 4.5in G Gun, M1 (5of9) Fort Sill OK Military Museum
82 4.5in G Gun, M1 (6of9) Fort Sill OK Military Museum
83 4.5in G Gun, M1 (7of9) Fort Sill OK Military Museum
84 4.5in G Gun, M1 (8of9) Fort Sill OK Military Museum
85 4.5in G Gun, M1 (9of9) Fort Sill OK Military Museum
139 4.5in G Gun, M1 New Braunfels TX
205 4.5in G Gun, M1 Osgood IN Hwy 421 OM


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:10 pm
Post subject: Re: M1 4.5-inch gun SN 1 found in Indiana

Thanks AJ! Looks like there are three in close proximity.

There's an error in your list: The Osgood gun is on Hwy 421, not 241.

maps.google.com/maps?h...=0CI8BELYD

Madison IN, corner of Virginia Ave and North Michigan Rd

maps.google.com/maps?q...47250&z=19

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:01 pm
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the one in Madison is at the Vet cemetery at the old state hospital. It used to be at the Court House. I changed the 421,my fingers go a lot faster than my brain
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:47 pm
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- armyjunk2
the one in Madison is at the Vet cemetery at the old state hospital. It used to be at the Court House.


Madison or Sellersburg? You can see one (a cannon of some type) in the Madison google image I liked. It's at a VFW.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:27 pm
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hi Kurt, I think I see how this got confused, has the 4.5 been moved to the VFW in Madison? It was at the Vet cemetery and before that downtown by the courthouse. The other piece is in Sellersburg at a VFW or AL on New Albany Ave. 38° 24.089'N 85° 45.171'W

I can check on the Madison piece later on, its close to here
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:56 pm
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I have no idea of the history - I didn't know they existed until you posted!

You can see the Madison gun in Google:
maps.google.com/maps?q...47250&z=19

Now I see the one in Sellersburg on Streetview - thanks.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:16 pm
Post subject: Re: M1 4.5-inch gun SN 1 found in Indiana

By the way, the eight 4.5 inch guns at Fort Sill are out at Aiming Circle Hill near the "High Rise" buildings. They are not at the museum site.

They have been used for years to train young artillerymen how to lay (survey) in a battery with an aiming circle.

These guns are all now named for junior Field Artillery Officers killed in service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:11 pm
Post subject: Re: M1 4.5-inch gun SN 1 found in Indiana

Hello everyone, a short roadtrip figured this all out....
The guns at the VFW in Madison are a 105mm Howitzer and a 40mm Bofors. These are some of the other pieces in the neighborhood

4.5in Gun, M1 Madison IN 1942 Veteran Cemetery
4.5in Gun, M1 Sellersburg IN 1942 VFW
4.5in Gun, M1 Osgood IN Hwy 421 OM
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