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    Question Will. Need some help...

    I missed your show on the U.S. Navy Destroyer episode.
    But the guys down here in Deland Florida caught it.
    Welcome to PTF 3 Restoration Pro
    They are restoring the boat, that started the "Official" beginning of the Vietnam war.
    "Gulf of Tonkin incident."
    For the Boy Scouts Sea Cadets program.
    They have a 40 mm Bofors, .50 cals. other essentials.
    They need a 20 mm Oerlikon? MK-4 or MK-16.
    Stopped in and talked with the guys and said I have contact with Will through Gunco.
    Did you use the 20 mm on that show?
    Nice bunch of guys doing the restoration. Any help on obtaining one and contact info would be much appreciated.
    Thank you. 4th..
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    The only Orliken's I've ever delt with are the ones on the Kidd . I don't know if they have any extra , but Marty Drummond is the director of it .
    Will Hayden, RedJacket Firearms
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    Thank you Will. I will pass that on too the guys..
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    Here's one.....Four years too late though.. Heh....Heh
    nice toy for only $35,000 ( Pre Obama )

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    These guys may have an idear where to get you one,,,,

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    4th, have them contact Crane Naval surface warfare center. They have tons of obsolete ordnance stored there, a few years ago they got rid of hundreds of Bofors cannons in the twin Naval mounts. Every park and VFW post within a hundred miles has one or two of the things mounted out front. I believe all you have to do is pay for shipping. They may have some of the Oerlikons in stock. The site also has links to some of the bases nearer to you, they might have something as well.

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    Great contact info there guys. I will pass it on too Bob, the director of the museum... Thank yall much.
    Their going full tilt on their WWII TBF.
    Just got the engine in. Think I will skip the first flight, that is what test pilots do for a living.
    After he or she does a few loops, then I will jump in and go for a spin.
    Anyone have a parachute I can borrow?
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    Good story Tim
    When I departed the USS Littlerock back in 76,she was sapost to go to the scrap yard.About ten years ago I googled the Rock and found out she was saved and on display in Buffalo,NY.
    SOON-We already lost the war. You are the resistance.

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    People are getting more and more interested in WWII history.
    We might should start a new link, were using Wills a.o. here for this post.
    He looks about 6' 3" on T.V...
    Just met the architect that worked on another destroyer, for the Charleston ship museum..
    Couple more WWII planes at Deland airport.
    $150 for a spin. Another $50 you can dogfight with your buddy.
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