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Old 17-03-13, 22:59
James Shopland James Shopland is offline
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Hi guys, we are currently looking for 4.5 / 5.5 parts. Any help appreciated.
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Old 18-03-13, 01:09
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I'm confused!
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Old 18-03-13, 01:14
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Hi James, Are we talking fieldguns and inches, or am I way of beam?
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Old 18-03-13, 04:25
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Considering we are in the gunpark, I think you are bang on Lynn. (did you catch the pun?)
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Old 18-03-13, 10:11
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Rob, This IS a world wide forum. There are lots of possibilities including centimeters. I otained my heavy trailer license towing a 5.5.
Did the 5.5 evolve from a 4.5?
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Carrier Armoured O.P. No1 Mk3 W. T84991
Carrier Bren No2.Mk.I. NewZealand Railways. NZR.6.
Dodge WC55. 37mm Gun Motor Carriage M6
Jeep Mb #135668
So many questions....
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Old 18-03-13, 10:23
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They were developed at the same time and used the same carriage if nothing else. I would be surprised if any 4.5" examples have survived out-side of Museums.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BL_4.5_...dium_Field_Gun

The link is not 100% accurate.
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Old 18-03-13, 10:58
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There are a few 4.5's knocking about infact there is one 20 miles from here where I live but not many people know the differences between the 4.5 and 5.5 and assume they are all 5.5" Medium Guns.Both big lumps even still.

Rob...............rnixartillery.
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Old 18-03-13, 16:38
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Sorry for the confusion everyone. We are currently restoring the remains of three medium guns: 4.5-inch and two 5.5-inch. We are hoping to end up with one of each caliber. I believe that both the 4.5-inch and the 5.5-inch used identical carriages, the only difference being the barrels. The easiest way to spot the difference at a glance is that the 4.5-inch barrel is longer and obviously not as thick Any help re parts would be gratefully received.

James.

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