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30mm Rarden Canon Help please


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Hi All.

 

I am planning to make a Dummy 30mm Rarden canon breach it fill the gap in my Fox turret.

Its basicly an Aluminium box with a few cut outs and swithces etc, but I want to make it look the part.

 

I have a few poor qualitity photos to work from. but what I really need are some good qualitity drawings / photos and the measurements. Also if anyone knows where I might be able to source the Switches and leavers etc that would be handy.

 

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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Mate i have a few user manuals and pamhplets that show good detail of the rarden, no measurements but a couple of them are shown with the barrel trough and other bits so you could probably do a pretty close estimate...you will have to wait a few days if thats ok though...

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Mate i have a few user manuals and pamhplets that show good detail of the rarden, no measurements but a couple of them are shown with the barrel trough and other bits so you could probably do a pretty close estimate...you will have to wait a few days if thats ok though...

 

Hi Timbo.

 

Thanks for your reply. I have just got hold of a rarden manual as well. Good drawings but as you say no measurements.

I think I need to get in side a vehicle with the rarden fitted and take a few photos / measurements myself.

 

thanks again. Bob

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  • 8 years later...

Hope these are useful. 

I made the box out of 6mm aluminium sheet, welded together and then san blasted to give it the 'Cast' look.

A couple of original switches and the rest was made or whatever I had that looked the closest. Looked a lot better than a big hole. 

 

regards.  Bob

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Having Worked on RARDEN myself in Service. I have to say, that is a VERY Good representation of One!

If it had been me making that. I would fit springs behind the Block for access flap closure. So you could open the access flap. To fit a Gas Firing Simulator in there! Bring the Gun to life! It certainly would get the crowds attention when in the Arena! 😁

Well Done! 

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