Photo: U.S. Navy Flat Car 320 With Gun Barrel


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: U.S. Navy Flat Car 320 With Gun Barrel

Photo from the National Archives:

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/52557645

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Taken at U.S. Navy Yard, Norfolk, VA, 1918.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Clarence Zink
 

Looks like a broken gun barrel.  Just above the stake pocket between the "VA." and "320" appears to be a broken end.

Or is that a second, shorter barrel?

CRZ


Bruce Smith
 

Clarence,

That looks like a normal breech to me on that shorter barrel.

Regards,
Bruce
Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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Looks like a broken gun barrel.  Just above the stake pocket between the "VA." and "320" appears to be a broken end.

Or is that a second, shorter barrel?

CRZ


Jack Mullen
 

The car is carrying two gun barrels, and behind them two pedestal mounts.  Based on overall size and general appearance, with some uncertainty I'd guesstimate the larger gun as 6"/50 and the other 3"/50. Not gonna try for a specific mark and mod.   ;^)

Jack Mullen