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WWI US 3 inch deck gun info needed

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    Default WWI US 3 inch deck gun info needed

    Here is hoping against hope that someone might have a manual or pictures that will help me get this 3 inch gun working again. It was Manufactured by Poole Eng & Machine of Baltimore MD in 1918. I have most of the parts except the recoil which shouldn't be to hard to fabricate. Thanks for the help. Lee in California

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    Where did you find this.great item.

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    Sorry that I cant help you out, but this is one awesome piece and I cant wait to see it restored

    Thanks for showing and good luck with the restoration

    Danny

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    A friend of mine had collected cannon and artillery pieces since he got out of the service in 1945. I was able to get this piece from his collection after he passed on. I plan on stripping the paint and polishing all the brass. Pretty much all of the piece is brass with the exception of the bottom cone mount and the barrel. If you have ever seen the movie San Pebbles with Steve McQueen, then you have seen the same model gun firing on the Chinese. Lee

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    Hey Lee

    Here's a little official info on it. That site is chock full of Naval armaments.
    Historic Naval Ships Visitors Guide - Gun Mount and Turret Catalog

    Rick

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    Howdy Rick, thanks for the info. Every little bit helps. Lee

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    If the breachblock has not been demilled you are in violation of a Federal Law.
    So lets see the breachblock.

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    Here's a shot(shot. get it?) of the gun from the movie. Looks like you're going to need to find some armor plate as well.
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    Fantastic. Thanks again ....and again. Lee

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