A little gun porn

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  1. soundmotor

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    The David mortar used to be at Aberdeen along with a 16" coastal gun. Both were pretty damn impressive as was the small arms museum there.

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  2. Tom Brennan

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    12” seacoast mortars at Fort DeSoto at the entrance to Tampa Bay. These were designed to pierce the decks of armored warships. These are the only guns of their type in the United States still in their original emplacements, most were scrapped during WW II. The pits originally held 4 mortars but the crews got in each other’s way and it was found 2 guns could deliver more fire than 4. Guns like this were used in combat in WW II to defend Manila Bay from the Japanese.

    The fortifications are called Endicott fortifications and were built of earth and reinforced concrete and designed to both mount and resist modern artillery, modern meaning steel barreled breech loading guns firing high explosive shells with smokeless propellant. These concrete Endicott and Taft fortifications still exist at most of the major harbors and river inlets of the United States—Puget Sound, San Francisco, the mouth of the Columbia, Mobile Bay, Pensacola, Tampa Bay, Savannah, Charleston, the Potomac below Washington DC, the Delaware below Philadelphia, New York City, Boston, Portsmouth, Portland (Maine of course) and various other places.

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  3. Tom Brennan

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    Another Endicott work; a 6” rifle on a disappearing mount at Fort Pickens at Pensacola. In the background is a fire control tower and barely seen in the brush at far left a 5” rifle in an armored shield.

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  4. 2011etec

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    yes it is .I'm the only person to have ever put a round in it period ,ever.
     
  5. Poultrygeist

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    Civil War mortars still guard Charleston's harbor. The "Battery" as it's called is home to some of the city's most historic houses.

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  6. soundmotor

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    Couldn't find it but somewhere on the web is a clip of one in operation. Really amazing that something so heavy can move that gracefully.
     

     

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    Ft. Casey, Washington. I snapped these a couple of years ago. 10" coastal defense guns.

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  9. My four-year-old son happened to be nearby and saw this thread. Like any red-blooded owner of firearms, he wanted to showcase his collection:

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    His favorite is the AR-15 in the middle. And his ammunition costs are nil as he never has to reload the magazine ;).
     
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  10. Alobar

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    And it's a good color too. Don't want to be confusing any SWAT teams there!:rolleyes:
     
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  11. chinacave

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    'as he never has to reload the magazine ;).'

    Is he a Hollywood Actor?
     
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  12. MurrayLives

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    Get him doing some dime drills! The best practice is dryfire, and it’s free!
     
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  13. Tom Brennan

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    The guns at Fort Casey were originally in the defenses of Subic Bay and brought to the United States in the 1960s.
    Many of the guns of the abandoned defenses of Manila and Subic Bays were destroyed by scrappers but many are still in place.
     
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  14. 2011etec

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    Took a bunch of pics of a disappearing gun on Vancouver Island but my pics have also disappeared so will keep up the search.
     
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    Anybody know where this was taken?[​IMG]
     
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  17. Poultrygeist

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    This six pounder is from the Battleship Maine and stands on the SC Statehouse grounds to commemorate the Spanish American War. Nearby is a monument to the yellow fever human guinea pigs from SC. That war was not one of our better ones.

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  18. Poultrygeist

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    A 10" mortar shell fired from Fort Johnson at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861 may have been the culprit that got my state into some serious trouble. Who fired the first shot is widely debated and the headstones of many South Carolinians proudly claim that honor. Some say Citadel Cadets fired at Fort Sumter even earlier.

    PGT Beauregard ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter commanded by Maj. Robert Anderson. In a twist of fate when Beauregard attended West Point, Anderson had been his artillery instructor and close friend.

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  19. soundmotor

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    So wish that was on my lawn.
     
  20. soundmotor

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    Something I could actually hold, here are a couple Zastava AKM pattern rifles. Zastava was Yugoslavian and some of the best made AKMs. They are in Serbia now -

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    Zastava M92 from parts kit. 10 years back the kits were around for $100. On Gunbroker now $1100 gets a kit without a barrel -

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    Zastava M95 (.223) from parts kit. Very few imported, they were ~$250 a decade back. Can't even find one for sale now, last one I saw was $1500. Kit as in unbuilt -

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