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VikingGrandad
07-01-2007, 03:03 PM
And the special thing is that the gun was stored in a watertight container, so it's in perfect condition...

Take a look:

2-cm MG C/30 in Unterseebootslafette (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirk_bruin_vlieland/536280799/in/set-72157600304265994/)

More photos from the same guy, including U-boat deck guns:

Cannons from the seabed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirk_bruin_vlieland/sets/72157600304265994/)

AbleMaster
07-01-2007, 03:22 PM
Nice find, still in perfect condition after more than 60 years, amazing.

comanderFritz
07-01-2007, 03:31 PM
i wonder how much that thing is worth? $$$$$$s http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

bf2player2006
07-01-2007, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by comanderFritz:
i wonder how much that thing is worth? $$$$$$s http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

hmmm.... $0.50? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Impossible how that thing survived and stood dry for more than 60 years http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Very nice find. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Goose_Green
07-01-2007, 09:21 PM
Fantastic find, it would be nice to test fire it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Celeon999
07-02-2007, 01:19 AM
Originally posted by bf2player2006:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by comanderFritz:
i wonder how much that thing is worth? $$$$$$s http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

hmmm.... $0.50? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Impossible how that thing survived and stood dry for more than 60 years http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif Very nice find. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



A museum will surely pay a bit more to get it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Good find Viking http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

lahead
07-02-2007, 01:22 AM
wow, watertight for so long...those germans really put quite a bit of effort into keeping the quality of their products top notch

danurve
07-02-2007, 06:26 AM
Cool find!

I think it would make for a good camp gun.
How many Geese want to friggin honk honk honk all damn morning now?

VikingGrandad
07-02-2007, 06:57 AM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
A museum will surely pay a bit more to get it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It says in the notes that the gun was "donated to the German Marinemuseum in Cuxhaven." http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Originally posted by Goose_Green:
it would be nice to test fire it

Well, we know the guys that found it also had ammunition:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirk_bruin_vlieland/536163...t-72157600304265994/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirk_bruin_vlieland/536163218/in/set-72157600304265994/)

Surely they must have tested it before giving to to the museum? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


What I don't understand is how they were allowed to get the container from the wreck. It came from U-1, which was sunk with all hands lost, so surely the wreck is a protected war grave?

Goose_Green
07-02-2007, 07:01 AM
To be honest on further reflection test firing the gun would spoil the uniqueness of the find. To find something in arsenal grade after all this time, and the fact that it was in a water tight capsule after being submerged is quite an extraordinary discovery.

Foehammer-1
07-02-2007, 08:26 AM
What I don't understand is how they were allowed to get the container from the wreck. It came from U-1, which was sunk with all hands lost, so surely the wreck is a protected war grave?


That doesn;t apply for all countries. For instance, in USSR, where Ukriane is right now, in Sevastopol, the Italian ship, renamed "Novorossiysk" was blown up. A lot of controversy there, but the fact remains. Most of the crew below decks died. They salvaged the ship, since it was blocking the harbor, and took the skeletons out. So much for disturbing the grave

janek73
07-02-2007, 11:09 PM
Very interesting.

This flak was recovered from U-boat some time ago, unfortunetly I forgot the numbers of boat.As you can see it was not kept in a watertight containerhttp://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f364/Janek73/canhaoet1.jpg

Goose_Green
07-03-2007, 03:14 AM
Thanks for posting Janek, not bad considering it's been in the water a long time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

comanderFritz
07-03-2007, 12:32 PM
id love to have a gun of that size i think id try to clean it up though and maby coat it in a black antirust paint. to bad im not a millionare......yet lol.