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"4.7" Naval Guns Colour in 2nd Boer War" Topic


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Clovis Sangrail Inactive Member12 Feb 2012 6:01 a.m. PST

What Colour were the 4.7" guns painted?

Whilst I'm thinking of it, what Colour where Boer guns painted.

TIA

Mapleleaf Inactive Member12 Feb 2012 10:33 a.m. PST

Good question

Based on what I could find would speculate that 4.7"' were light grey carriage black iron barrel Boer guns were dark grey

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Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP12 Feb 2012 7:08 p.m. PST

I was just putting my Boer War MiniFig 4.7 naval gun into service with RN troops in VBCW so looking up info.
My Danish is not so good, but good pics here
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nice history, and close pics here. These guns are different in the breech from the one in Danish site.
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All the pics I have seen show all parts as metal.

Doc Ord Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2012 8:22 a.m. PST

I seem to remember reading somewhere that they were painted a khaki color of some sort but I can't find my reference.

Servo300020 Jun 2013 11:35 a.m. PST

How I want half a dozen of these that will actually fire.
I know, I know, just watch Ebay and pay $70 USD each…sigh.

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