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1943 25 Pdr Artillery Gun / Colour / Ceremonial layout.

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Hi all. I have just taken posession of a 1943 25 Pdr Artillery Gun. I have been after one for years and finally got it. It is stripped down for restoration. I wont be tackling the restoration until late next year but I have a few questions. I am thinking of restoring the gun as a ceremonial piece, can anyone advise how a ceremonial gun looks and what is the correct colour.

 

(Sorry to the radio section as I originaly posted it on their forum by mistake)

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Hi All,

 

Have this 1948 picture in my archive, early 25 pdrs, and nothing much ceremonial about them??

 

They had to wait 3 days before any shooting was to be done!

 

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Cheers,

 

Lex Schmidt

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Any assiistance would be appreciated, photos or descriptions of what was painted / chromed or brassoed differently for ceremonial purposes.

 

Has anyone any photos of the 25 used as a gun carriage in funeral trim

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Managed to get a few pics today, old piece isn't looking that good, must spend most of their time on the 6"-ers which I must say are very well cared for.

I tried to focus on the marks, I hope they're of use.

 

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Hi

A bit late but I have only recently joined the forum.

 

Here are a few more photos for you.

This piece was till undergoing referbishment by a TA training unit in St Hellens.

Hope they help.

 

 

 

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Keep in mind that painting the wheel nuts red is a bad idea unless they need to be.

 

There's a colour code to indicate dangerous bolts on wheels, and red means danger - do not undo without deflating the tyres.

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