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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:22 am
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES PHOTO

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Where is that? I'm curious..

And any idea exactly what type it is?

Hmm, this should probably be on the artillery forum...

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I found it in the National Archives. Don't remember if it says where it was at. I'm mostly impressed with the truck! That gun is heavy!

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its a 16in tube
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Okay, I knew that... Sorry, I expect more from you armyjunk2... Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:43 pm
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That was the quick answer.... I believe the pic above is from Fort Funston due to the date and that would make it Battery Davis

A couple of quick pics, these tubes weight 300,000 to 385,000 lbs depending on if its a Navy tube or Army, both were used by the army in coastal defenses. There were mounted in emplacements like these...

1 Rhode Island


2 Panama


3 Fort Funston, CA


4 Peakes or Peaks Island Maine


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:22 pm
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Never mind the finished product, I want to see the rifling cutter!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:03 pm
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Maple Leaf said:
Never mind the finished product, I want to see the rifling cutter!


I couldn't find a picture of the rifling cutter, but here's some pictures from "The Watervliet Arsenal", that shows the lathes that they used...







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