Model 6-inch Naval Gun
This working model of a 6-inch naval gun, firing .22 calibre ammunition, is an intricate example of the machinist's craft.
Made in 1943, it is a scaled-down example of a type of naval gun used for coastal defence in Atlantic Canada. As with the full-size original, hand wheels traverse the gun from side to side, and elevate and depress the weapon. The gun's breech, where the ammunition is inserted, closes and locks with one movement of a lever. Intricate working models like this were popular pastimes for machinists, and served both as a demonstration of skill and as ornaments or gifts.
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