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Sofia. National museum of military history
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122 mm A-19 M1931/37 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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Massimo, As always good photos. It's good to be back, and I hope to post over the next few months. Rick
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130 mm KS-30 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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152 mm mortar 1864 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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203 mm mortar 1864 by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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Trying to identify this multi-barrel thingy:


Unidentified multi-barrel weapon by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:52 am
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Nordenfeldt?
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I am thinking about Nordenfeldt too, but I would like to identify the exact model.

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I think the machine gun thingy is a 5-barrel 0.45" Nordenfelt machine gun
from the 1880s - the action is that it fired a volley of rounds rather than continuous fire. Much more on these guns at www.victorianshipmodels.com/.

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Very interesting link, thanks!

Massimo
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:59 am
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5 barrels & looks quite small calibre, certainly not 1" calibre.

I'd go for the Mk II 5-barrel Nordenfelt, myself. .45" calibre.
Looks like a 4-barrel, 1" version next to it.
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I have no clue about this gun...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:06 pm
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Krupp 9cm C73, by the look of it, although the shield is unusual. The bolt-on reinforcing strips on the cradle and the handwheel were the clues.

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I recognized that late 19th century "Krupp" feeling. But the shield is something I've never seen before.

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150 mm Schneider-Canet 1897/05

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