The 155mm “Long Tom” was the backbone of US Artillery during WWII. It could fire a 95lb shell a distance of up to 15 miles and was very accurate. Additionally, it could fire at a rate of 40 rounds per hour. The gun could fire high-explosive, armour-piercing, chemical, smoke, and illuminating shells. It was usually mounted on a 10 tired carriage for easy transport. It was also found in self-propelled mounts.

Source: For sale: Original WW2 155mm ‘Long Tom’, a rare and impressive piece of history

Yes, it is demilled, but it does not take much to bring one of those puppies back to life again….and yes, I am just saying that to scare the bejesus out of the Antis. The idea that Gun Nuts could lay their hands on that kind of artillery should send them into deep bunkers in South Africa out of sheer terror.

With the proper budget, Long Toms would make for an interesting Fourth of July.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

3 thoughts on “For sale: Original WW2 155mm ‘Long Tom’, a rare and impressive piece of history”
  1. It’d be hilarious to take a pic of an M79 grenade launcher sitting on a tire of that thing.

    Caption, “Same tax stamp. Same $200.”

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