Guns to the Site

Chronology of Site Preparation, Transportation, and Preservation of the BB-38 Guns


 

Mounts004editFall 2008 - Building the foundation for the mounts for two guns. 

 

Dahlgren005edit

Lifting the first gun from storage at Dahlgren, Va.

 

GunsArrive1

May 20, 2009 - The guns arrive at Boalsburg.

 

GunsArrive3

Lifting the first gun to its temporary support where it will undergo restoration.

 

Scraping1Restoration work underway. 

 

lift002

Restoration complete, the first gun is lifted into place.

 

lift004 The second gun nearly in place.

 

DataPort1Data plate from the breech of the port gun just before primer was applied.

 

Tampion1

Tampions installed and restoration work for 2009 completed.