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Hello!

I´ve found this photo. Unfortunately I can´t determine that gun. We see german soldiers, but that doesn´t mean, it´s a german one.

I´d be glad, if someone could help.

Thanks a lot!

15cm Krupp Kanone.JPG



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Hi Andy

Cannot see a photograph.

James

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Now?



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Doesn't look like a Krupp gun. Most of the Krupp guns used a sliding wedge breech - this seems to have plain end to the barrel which indicates an interrupted screw

breech. At a guess I'd say its Russian or French from the 1870s(?).

Charlie

 



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Hi Charlie!
Thanks a lot. That was my opinion too. Because of the photo was fro m Kovno, I assume it´s a russian one. But I couldn´t find any in my books or in the www.

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These guns were part of the Ruski defense guarding the Gulf of Riga; likely on the island of Oesel .  The October 1917 German combined naval/land assault on the area was successful and the batteries were all captured.



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Hallo!
That is interessing. Thanks a lot.
I've got different Infos.
They should be russian 24,5cm coastal guns, captured in the Kovel fortress.

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Perhaps a 254mm L/45 Model 1891 gun - these were used extensively as coastal defence guns. Images are from a Finnish costal fortification in WW2.

The guns were installed by the Russians before WW1 - the gun mounts were known as Durlacher, the guns were made by Obukhov 

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Hi Charlie!
Yes, of course, 25,4cm! I mixed the numbers... Sorry for that!
That will it be! The germans didn´t ship them to Germany, so they could be used in Finland. Good point!
I´ve found another in my collection!

russ. Küstenartillerie 254mm L45.JPG



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