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Posted: 12/28/2003 5:59:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2003 7:29:17 PM EDT by 11BC2]
My neighbor got this from a friend that's "working" in Afghanistan. About ten of these showed up at a weapons turn in.
The bore is about 3" and the whole piece weighs maybe 200lbs.


Why can some see it and others not?

Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:04:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2003 6:58:14 PM EDT by rasanders22]
Damm those look inacurate.

Edited because someone put the picture up.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:06:22 PM EDT
Are they going to be putting that up at the Army/Marine Corpse [:D] Weaponry Auction?
No?
Damn.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:12:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2003 6:12:42 PM EDT by cyanide]
looks like  a 1800 era morter
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:19:30 PM EDT
A piar of those would look cool around my flag pole, painted Navy gray of course
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:38:34 PM EDT
Can't see the pic, but if it is some kind of projectile or warhead you can look it up here.

[url]http://www.maic.jmu.edu/ordata/Search.asp?ShapeID=0&ShapeGroupID=0&SearchMod[/url]
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:21:41 AM EDT
Probably qualifies as an antique weapon (blackpowder muzzle-loading), outside of the ATF's perview, too...

Looks like an old, dismounted naval gun or one taken from an old fort (see the carraige it's mounted to)...
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:38:30 AM EDT
cool, I want one.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:39:03 AM EDT
A whole lotta good that front sight post does....[:d]
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 3:10:00 AM EDT
Not big enough for a bowling ball.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 3:58:28 AM EDT
Technology at it's finest.[}:D]
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:26:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 11BC2:
My neighbor got this from a friend that's "working" in Afghanistan. About ten of these showed up at a weapons turn in.
The bore is about 3" and the whole piece weighs maybe 200lbs.


[size=5]Why can some see it and others not? [/size=5]

[url]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid95/p0dedb1914ee0b5a56c112d4d0dc4c101/fa287ce3.jpg[/url]
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Some of us have real computers, and others have their kids Tots Toy machine. [:)]
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 12:33:02 PM EDT
That's definitely a pre-ban piece. I think the post-ban blackpowder mortars weren't allowed to have front sights.

Ans where does the picatinny rail go?
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 1:05:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M4_Aiming_at_U:
A whole lotta good that front sight post does....[:d]
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That's why I think it was originally a mounted (naval or fortress) gun...

Only a direct-fire weapon would need a front sight...
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 2:10:21 PM EDT
Needs muzzle-brake.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 2:25:41 PM EDT
[size=4]Gotta luv them gun buybacks.[/size=4]
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 3:29:52 PM EDT
Muzzle needs to be turned around... faces the other direction - then it will mount in a ship... (where're the wheels? [;)])
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