Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Broomfield, Colorado
Carbineone1964, Mike and I will use our Gun Position No. 2 by Zulu for both Displays and also for Shooting. If there is a smudge or two on the Gun Mount after shooting, we will clean them off with warm soapy water. If any stains remain, we will use the appropriate paint to touch-up for subsequent Displays. We suspect, as you do, that most folks will use a thick board for a shooting mount and save Zulu's work for Display purposes.
Fredstaple, we see what you mean, the maneuvering rope ring and eye bolt are visibly Black. We, of course, were referring to the surfaces that you cannot see if you were viewing the actual Gun Position in York Redoubt near Halifax, Nova Scotia will be painted, Black. This you gave Spuddy credit for figuring out, which was nice of you to do.
Mike & Tracy
Smokin my pipe on the mountings, sniffin the mornin cool,
I walks in my old brown gaiters along o my old brown mule,
With seventy gunners beind me, an never a beggar forgets
Its only the pick of the Army that handles the dear little pets - Tss! Tss!
From the poem Screw-Guns by Rudyard Kipling