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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:17 am 
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Found a pair of 3 inch 50 caliber WW II navy AA drill rounds sitting under a table. Now there sitting in my den waiting for me to finish getting them cleaned. Trying to post picture hope it works.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:31 am 
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Didn't work trying agin.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:41 am 
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holly crud - thats a find , i never see that stuff at gunshows around here , cool find


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:32 am 
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50 cal or 50 mm ? :-o

Remember seeing those at about every flea market as a kid. But then again you could find WWII Garand bayos by the score for about $5 too.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:01 am 
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Caliber has something to do with the size of the barrel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caliber_%28artillery%29

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:59 pm 
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Navy 3 inch 50 cal. means barrel length is 50 times shell size or 3 inch shell = 150 inch (12.5 Feet)long barrel. The shells are 32 and 35 inches tall. The shorter one is the younger of the 2 and has a removable drill fuse that could be put into the fuze setter and set as the real time fuze was.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:12 pm 
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...neat... :Dbounce: .....Ive got the perfect place for them-one on each side of the HDTV.... :rotflma: :grin: :grin: :grin: :jmp:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:25 pm 
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Good idea Herr Mario, but it makes me wonder if I'd survive doing it. Wife is a bit testy about my adding more of "those things" to my collection('pile').


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:51 am 
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mabk wrote:
Good idea Herr Mario, nut it makes me wonder if I'd survive doing it. Wife is a bit testy about my adding more of "those things" to my collection('pile').

If your wife is like mine, she collects shoes so she can't say much. Just ordered a couple pair more.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:10 pm 
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im trying to steal just one closet of many for my stuff - too many old clothes and shoes


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:47 pm 
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Nice! I have one like the one on the right, I cleaned up the wood and painted the tip, had to buy the fuse separate cause they didn't have any. If anyone really wants one I found a place that still has them but the shipping is probably not cheap.I am still trying to find one of the metal practice bombs.

http://www.omahas.com/practice-rounds-for-navy-gun


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:34 pm 
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....if I'd known back then I'd have aquired a few as souveniers...they were readily available 40 years ago... :Dbounce:

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....boy :-o ...I was still skinny back then... :fny:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:27 pm 
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Ya there are plenty of things I wish I had gotten from DRMO and the squadrons scrap pile when I was in. Who know I would want it later pile when I was in.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:33 pm 
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".............boy ...I was still skinny back then... ...."

no - your fat now .... ;)

seriously mario , it was our time - lean and mean , trim and slim , but workin our a$$ off - not certain what you are doing today but i sit more than i stand


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:17 pm 
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....I have to sit 8-10 hours/day....and an almost 1 hr ride to and from work....for years.... :roll:
.......and I'd sure love a couple of these on my front porch entrance to the house... :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: ;)

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