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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 12:16 AM UTC
Randy Harvey [HARV] found this 37mm ATG in Broadus, Montana, setting outside of the VFW (Veteran''s of Foreign Wars) building.

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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 01:13 AM UTC
That's an interesting tread pattern-- looks more like the front tires on a civilian farm tractor than military tires-- or WWII era civilian tread patterns which this gun were more likely fitted with. Thanks to all for posting though-- I hope this gun was moved and refurbished -- it looks like it's in sad shape.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 07:52 AM UTC

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looks more like the front tires on a civilian farm tractor than military tires



They more than likely are. That town is an out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere ranching/farming community. So they very well could be some type of tractor tire.


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I hope this gun was moved and refurbished -- it looks like it's in sad shape.



It was in bad shape. I took these pictures back in the early 90s. It was moved but I don't know if it was restored or not. The next time I drive through there I will have to stop and check.


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Thanks to all for posting



You're welcome. Glad that you like the pictures.

Randy