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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Fleet, Mar 18, 2011.

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  1. Fleet

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    Do they make a shoulder-fired version? ;)
     
  3. Tommygunn

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    Sorry, I don't shoot that caliber.........:)
     
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    Pretty cool being able to see some of the Navy guns that helped win WWII!
     
  5. General Geoff

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    Shame that demilling is a requirement of the sale. I wonder if they'd make an exception for one of the museum organizations that administer the Iowa-class ships, if they wanted to pick a few up as spares...
     
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    I think that if one could demill that huge chunk o' steel, they could easily re-mil it. :D
     
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    I wonder how much the reloading dies cost?
     
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    Where do I get reloading dies?
     
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    How much is shipping for this stuff?
     
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    De-milled.. really? I'm sure it's all regs but...it's not like they will toss in the breech..turret and a stripper clip of AP. That being said, I'd love to have one on the mantle.
     

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    You realize that each one weighs over 6 tons? Or were you simply referring to the earth's crust? :)
     
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    I wonder how much shipping is for the brass. I could go for that.
     
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    6 tons:what: cripes, i thought they were only 238065 lbs each:neener:
    kidding... just something to replace ol'bess on the wall:)
    BTW... the 16"/50 Mark-7 has a chromium plated bore, so you can use cheap surplus ammo
     
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    A bit too early.

    The post time of the advert. was supposed to be April 1.
     
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    What a shame. They were made with pride during the darkest days, and now relegated to rust and dust, or the scrapyard to be rendered down into GMC pickups. They HAVE to be usable somewhere in museums around the nation.
    OTOH, if a car company could make SURE a peice of the steel from these guns made it in into thier trucks...a "battleship" edition might be one way to honor the past.
     
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    Note the start date on the lot of brass. Bidding doesn't start for 24 more days.

    The minimum bid is $150 and it'll go much higher very fast. Today's spot price on copper is $4.33, so 70% copper in cartridge brass will be $3.03 per pound. Start your bidding there and go up. You must pick it up or arrange for a contactor to pick it up and ship it to you. Trust me, pick it up yourself.
     
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    A condition of the Iowas' museum status is that gun barrels, shells, and other equipment needed for their service must be maintained in case the decision is ever made to reactivate them. So no, these aren't the Iowa gun barrels. But still very cool.
     
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    Make no mistake, these are Iowa gun barrels. Look at the one photo in the gallery, it specifically shows the markings on one of the barrels. "16IN GUN MARK 7". And the Iowas are the only battleships that use the Mark 7 turrets.

    That said, the museum ships must already have a good supply of spare barrels if they're required to have them.
     
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    With a little ingenuity, General Dynamics - Ordnance Shop ...

    ... could whip these jobbies into appropriate lengths, make the narrow ends all pointy and stuff, fill with the latest blend of Super-High-Tech "Tannerite", or the highly Secret/Codeword mix of same, add a fuse, and drop them anywhere we might need an earth-quake to happen! Could also make a useable, viscous mud out of all of our buried oil-shale deposits. Hafta fly at about 80,000 feet to get up to the optimal ground-entry speed, at drop-zone, tho. Salt-domes are stubborn geologic formations. Dao.
     
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    You're correct of course, but it's way "over" 6 tons, they weigh around 120 tons! Maybe the railroad rails only weigh 6 tons. ;)
     
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    Folks, it is good to remember our general guideline on posting links:

    "Posting links: Don't post a link to a news article and let it go at that. Please post the first paragraph or a summary of the article. That would help members decide if they want to go to the linked article for the remainder of the story."

    As it happens, this is interesting but not really topical.
     
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