Brian Ashe and Stephen Swan visited Newcastle to see our Nordenfelt gun. The restoration is nearing completion however the gun is still in several pieces with some further parts to be restored and, in some cases, new parts to be machine manufactured.
Brian and Stephen visited Fort Scratchley where there is an identical gun that has been fully restored to operational status. Our gun will not be restored to that level for several reasons (compliance and finance not being the least). The Fort Scratchleygun was restored by the same person who is resorting ours. Fortunately for us he is a Rotarian and is sympathetic to our cause.