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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBattleship View Post
    I think they are all in a special warehouse in Cheatham, NY. Parts of the Massachuesettes and North Carolina that were applicable as spare parts for the Iowas were also "retrieved" in the 1980's. I personally "cannibilized" the quick release towing Pelican Hook off the Mamie and two cargo winches off the Chicago.
    Whatever works. Still, it sounds like a happenstance that something off a CA/CG would work for a BB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara View Post
    Whatever works. Still, it sounds like a happenstance that something off a CA/CG would work for a BB.
    Well it all depends on what you're talking about. Some things, especially from that era, are going to be common to everything from DD to CL to CA to BB to CV, like nearly any part needed for the 5-inch/38 guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Well it all depends on what you're talking about. Some things, especially from that era, are going to be common to everything from DD to CL to CA to BB to CV, like nearly any part needed for the 5-inch/38 guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopHatter View Post
    Well it all depends on what you're talking about. Some things, especially from that era, are going to be common to everything from DD to CL to CA to BB to CV, like nearly any part needed for the 5-inch/38 guns.
    But when it comes down to it, Many parts are not interchangable between Left gun and Right gun in the duel 5"-38 mounts including the internal breech parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnought View Post
    But when it comes down to it, Many parts are not interchangable between Left gun and Right gun in the duel 5"-38 mounts including the internal breech parts.
    The only real difference is that the breeches, slides and rams are mirror images of each other. Otherwise barrels, motors, hand wheels, pointer sights etc. are fully interchanable. 5"/38 twin guns from a Gearing class Destroyer would fit very well on any of the three classes of "Fast" Battleships.

    The main difference is the gun shield itself. On the destoyers it's mostly 1/4" thick STS armor plate with the exception (on some ships) of a thicker plate of steel on the left side to counter-balance the training motors on the right side. On the BB's the entire gunhouse is 2 1/2" thick STS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBattleship View Post
    The only real difference is that the breeches, slides and rams are mirror images of each other. Otherwise barrels, motors, hand wheels, pointer sights etc. are fully interchanable. 5"/38 twin guns from a Gearing class Destroyer would fit very well on any of the three classes of "Fast" Battleships.

    The main difference is the gun shield itself. On the destoyers it's mostly 1/4" thick STS armor plate with the exception (on some ships) of a thicker plate of steel on the left side to counter-balance the training motors on the right side. On the BB's the entire gunhouse is 2 1/2" thick STS.

    Correct Mr'. L including the firing pins themselves and well as the single/auto firing fret lock. Left and right hand for left and right gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBattleship View Post
    The main difference is the gun shield itself. On the destoyers it's mostly 1/4" thick STS armor plate with the exception (on some ships) of a thicker plate of steel on the left side to counter-balance the training motors on the right side. On the BB's the entire gunhouse is 2 1/2" thick STS.
    Now I know why the weight difference was so much different

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