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6 years 18 weeks ago, 12:10 PM

xanthus

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Hi to all!

Just to say hello from, probably one of the smallest countries on the big blue marble "Malta", but large in history and gunlovers.

6 years 18 weeks ago, 12:20 PM

Anonymous

hi

so what are some popular firearms over there?

6 years 18 weeks ago, 1:07 PM

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As far as collectibles go I've got friend into collecting P08's and other nazi weapons of both wars. Modern weapons, well you name it its imported. So far us active shooters, we are only able to shoot handguns, and this is done on 1x range belonging to the armed forces. We have not been granted permission to use their rifle ranges as yet.

6 years 18 weeks ago, 1:16 PM

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So I gather from 'your name' 1860 henry you're into colonial weapons.
We use these nice pieces for re enactment over here, we have some real nice period fortresses, which are run by volunteers. One of which houses a 100ton coastal gun, the only one of its sort in the world.

6 years 18 weeks ago, 1:20 PM

Anonymous

no

my name is greasypaws i was posting info to a forum where someone had asked about a henry how big is the bore on the 100 ton gun

6 years 18 weeks ago, 1:33 PM

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It's a 17.72ins, muzzle loading, rifled gun, a top secret weapon at the time. loading was automatic with steam drived rams.

6 years 18 weeks ago, 8:17 PM

Anonymous

when?

when did you all use this thing? what era?

6 years 18 weeks ago, 11:14 AM

Anonymous

By all the talk it sounds like a civil war gun.....not sure though.....?????????????......I am confused now..........

6 years 18 weeks ago, 1:49 AM

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100ton gun on Malta

GIdday Xanthus good to have you here.

Don't worry about Snake he always seem confused. lol

This is the guns you are talking about I think
http://www.andalucia-life.com/andalucia_life_magazine/history/rockbuster...

People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors. (Edmund Burke 1729-1797)
6 years 18 weeks ago, 1:14 PM

Anonymous

Big ass gun

Do they still work?

6 years 18 weeks ago, 1:57 PM

Anonymous

malta gun

thanks rayzor for the contribution i read it this morning before work man that is some history it gave me something to ponder while i was under a truck working keep it coming

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