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To: bobbdobbs
Probably doesn't get a lot of use on the fantail of an aircraft carrier.

Sorry, I fat fingered the previous reply. What I mean to ask was if that is rust I see on the gun, links and ammo (the brass looks corroded).

10 posted on 03/02/2006 8:15:12 PM PST by fso301
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To: fso301

The Feedtray cover and barrel look good.

The mount... Not being Navy, it it unfamilar. That appears to be a special iron 4 coating.

The ammo: OMG!

Maybe the photographer found it somewhere?


16 posted on 03/02/2006 8:20:48 PM PST by sschaloc
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To: fso301

All are corroded. The corrosion on the steel portions is commonly called rust. The bluish colored powdering corrosion on the casing and projectile is typical of copper alloys (brass) corroding.

3 basic oxides of iron (rust)
Ferric oxide Fe2 O3 (red)
Ferrous oxide FeO (black)
Iron oxide Fe3 O4 (black)


26 posted on 03/02/2006 8:31:01 PM PST by Cold Heart
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