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Mike sends me all sorts of interesting photos ,here's some not sure how long they have been sat in the molasses .

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Lots of work left to do on this one ,which country are they in as I may be able to help with spare parts !

 

Rob..............rnixartillery.

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I am intrigued! Molasses? Is that like putting a penny in Coke...?

What is he doing, getting all the rust and corrosion off?

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Hi rob, thanks for the info on spare parts, Mike is based is New Zealand so i'm not sure what parts he has but will come back to you.

 

Hi Mike, never tried molasses but like you say it does look like putting a penny in coke looking at rust on the top of the gun. Will ask what the next stage is when I speak to him.

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Mike

 

There has been at least one thread in here about molasses in the past - never seen it done on such a large scale though!

 

Tim

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Can you tell me of Mike's location or contact details. Would like to visit and compare notes. Send PM.

thanks

Doug

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Lots of work ahead there! The two guns are a LFH98/09 and a Turkish Krupp 75mm. As a rule, keep a regular check on things immersed in molasses, as it has been known to eat higher carbon steels like rust. Springs and barrel steel are good to be careful with.

 

DN

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