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    Quote Originally Posted by surfgun View Post
    16" off Missouri has been freshened up and placed into a carriage at Fort Miles, DE.

    http://www.wboc.com/story/33006391/a...pen-state-park
    You will need a specially built railroad car to carry it. Or, if by truck, the trailer bed requires 24 wheels to hold that 180 tons of steel. I know because when two barrels where trucked up the China Lake Naval Test Station from LBNSY, that's how much rubber on the road was required - for EACH barrel.

    CLNTS was going to use them for some special tests, but the project got cancelled. So, to my knowledge they are still there but I've only spotted one of them with GOOGLE EARTH.
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    This particular barrel came by rail car North bound a few years ago, after it was barged accross the mouth of Chesapeake Bay.
    http://www.wboc.com/story/17338723/h...cross-delmarva

    http://articles.baltimoresun.com/201...rrel-batteries

    Here is a link of another 16" rifle that ended up at Cape Charles, VA.
    http://capecharleswave.com/2013/05/u...ting-saturday/

    https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Eastern_S...gunbarrel.html
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    The above Cape Charles Wave link shows a 48 wheel flat bed moving a barrel into the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge.
    Last edited by surfgun; 04 Sep 16, at 12:26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfgun View Post
    The above Cape Charles Wave link shows a 48 wheel flat bed moving a barrel into the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge.
    That is an enormously WIDE flat bed. I can only assume that the roads were not strong enough to take the narrower 24 wheel flat bed that I mentioned earlier. So going to 48 wheels (with escorts) was the wise thing to do.

    Oh, by the way, there is a gun barrel in front of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro. And it'w basically within walking distance from the Battleship Iowa.
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