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The Mark 12 5"/38 caliber gun was a United States naval gun. The gun was installed into Single Purpose and dual purpose mounts used primarily by the US Navy. On these 5" mounts, single purpose (SP) means that the mount is limited to 35° elevation with no provision for AA shell fuze setters, and is designed to fire at surface targets only. Dual purpose (DP) means that it is designed to be effective against both surface and aircraft targets because it can elevate to 85° and has on mount AA shell fuze setters. The 38 caliber barrel was a mid-length compromise between the previous United States standard 5"/51 low-angle gun and 5"/25 anti-aircraft gun. United States naval gun terminology indicates the gun fired a projectile 5 inches (127 mm) in diameter, and the barrel was 38 calibers long. The increased barrel length provided greatly improved performance in both anti-aircraft and anti-surface roles compared to the 5"/25 gun. However, except for the barrel length and the use of semi-fixed ammunition, the 5"/38 gun was derived from the 5"/25 gun. Both weapons had power ramming, which enabled rapid fire at high angles against aircraft. The 5"/38 entered service on USS Farragut, commissioned in 1934. The base ring mount, which improved the effective rate of fire, entered service on USS Gridley, commissioned in 1937.Among naval historians, the 5"/38 gun is considered the best intermediate-caliber, dual purpose naval gun of World War II, especially as it was usually under the control of the advanced Mark 37 Gun Fire Control System which provided accurate and timely firing against surface and air targets. Even this advanced system required nearly 1000 rounds of ammunition expenditure per aircraft kill. However, the planes were normally killed by shell fragments and not direct hits; barrage fire was used, with many guns firing in the air at the same time. This would result in large walls of shell fragments being put up to take out one or several planes or in anticipation of an unseen plane, this being justifiable as one plane was capable of significant destruction. The comparatively high rate of fire for a gun of its caliber earned it an enviable reputation, particularly as an anti-aircraft weapon, in which role it was commonly employed by United States Navy vessels. Base ring mounts with integral hoists had a nominal rate of fire of 15 rounds per minute per barrel; however, with a well-trained crew, 22 rounds per minute per barrel was possible for short periods. On pedestal and other mounts lacking integral hoists, 12 to 15 rounds per minute was the rate of fire. Useful life expectancy was 4600 effective full charges (EFC) per barrel.The 5"/38 cal gun was mounted on a very large number of US Navy ships in the World War II era. It was backfitted to many of the World War I-era battleships during their wartime refits, usually replacing 5"/25 guns that were fitted in the 1930s. It has left active US Navy service, but it is still on mothballed ships of the United States Navy reserve fleets. It is also used by a number of nations who bought or were given US Navy surplus ships. Millions of rounds of ammunition were produced for these guns, with over 720,000 rounds still remaining in Navy storage depots in the mid-1980s because of the large number of Reserve Fleet ships with 5"/38 cal guns on board.
I have a Plano hard gun case that is 37 inches by 14 inches interior space (38 by 15 inches exterior) with foam that is barely used. It's too short for my AK but I bet an AR would fit. Certainly an AR with a collapsable stock would fit. It has pluck foam that has not yet been plucked, so you can...
I have 3 Cases available, new and unused. I had a project for these and switched gears, now I need money. My loss, your gain :)
$225ea is a good deal, $597 for all three ($199ea is a great deal).
Practically new condition. Never ended up using it. The photos with gear is for reference from Google images.
Meet by Mall 205 in Portland.
Price is firm, not interested in trades.
Cash, Zelle, PayPal, or CashApp.
Thanks for looking!
Apache 9800 watertight long rifle case. Used for a HK G3. Has generic foam. Fitted pick-and-pull inserts can be purchased from Harbor Freight, part# 24853. No damage to the case, just normal little scrapes. The lid seal is fully intact. The wheels and rollers are in great condition. See the...
Have two different soft cases for sale i havent used. Both are like new.
-Springfield Saint Case
-Black Rain Ordnance Case.
$25.00 each obo
or trade for
.22 cci ammo. (STANDARD, MIN MAG, STINGERS OR GREEN LABEL).
I have 3 Pelican 1450 Cases w/ foam for sale or trade. They are new in the box. Pulled one out for picture purposes. Never been used. $80 each or $100 trade value.
Looking for 22lr cci stinger ammo, 5.56 ammo or keltec cp33, cmr or pmr mags.
Also looking for Magpul sand colored furniture.
PRICE DROP $100
This is a brand new Savior Equipment Guitar Case shaped gun case. It's never been used but has scuff marks from been moved. I'm not looking for any trades. Cash only. Often in Newberg and near the main VA Hospital.
Cleaning out My closet to hide presence and found this little gem. Let people know how much you love heavy metal with this case.
I purchased this case years ago for a project and never did it New fresh foam and practically brand new!
It fits a Mossberg 590 and whatever is smaller.
12 3/4" by 40...
I'm selling this very slightly used case because I don't need it. I paid $60 for it new and another $120 for the custom foam cut out. Foam Warehouse NW does custom cutouts. It is for an AKM Underfolder with Magpul furniture, 20 round magazine, and a BCM foregrip. It also fits six 30 round Magpul...
VISM by NcSTAR Double Carbine Case
Brand new. Blue.
Description from Amazon (listed for $53).
Will accommodate 2 rifles
3 exterior pockets are perfect for keeping your gear
$45. Not going to ship. Meet at Cabela’s parking lot or other parts in Portland / Vancouver on the weekends...
42-inch Plano Gun Guard All Weather Tactical Case
$70. Brand new. Been sitting in my storage room...
Description from Amazon.
PLANO GUN CASES | Protecting your passion since 1952
DIMENSIONS | Inside Dimensions: 43L x 13W x 5H inches Outside Dimensions: 46L x 16W x 5.5H inches
FEATURES | The...
Looking to sell 3 hard cases and 3 soft cases in one transaction.
All 3 hard cases are from POF out of Arizona. 2 are branded, the other 2 aren't.
2 soft long gun cases and 1 soft case that is great for carrying a scoped upper.
Not dealing with shipping due to the size, so local pick up in...
Brand new never open rifle bag;
Palmetto State Armory Cases are designed to optimally secure and protect long guns, and come equipped with multiple storage areas to efficiently organize ammunition and accessories.
• Padded backpack straps for hands-free transport
• Three large...