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Battery Gunnison Sandy Hook.

Batttery Gunnison, built in 1904 as part of Fort Hancock's Endicott period defenses. The battery's two guns were originally mounted on counterweight carriages. These so-called "disappearing" guns recoiled back to their loading position behind the protective concrete wall each time they fired their 6-inch caliber shells.

During World War II, the army raised Battery Gunnison's gun platforms and mounted two barbette guns here. These guns were also 6-inch diameter, but could rapid-fire 108lb armored piercing projectiles more than 10 miles in any direction. The Battery Gunnison's Barbettes are the only guns at Fort Handcock not scrapped after World War II.

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Batttery Gunnison, built in 1904 as part of Fort Hancock's Endicott period defenses.  The battery's two guns were originally mounted on counterweight carriages.  These so-called "disappearing" guns recoiled back to their loading position behind the protective concrete wall each time they fired their 6-inch caliber shells.  <br />
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During World War II, the army raised Battery Gunnison's gun platforms and mounted two barbette guns here.  These guns were also 6-inch diameter, but could rapid-fire 108lb armored piercing projectiles more than 10 miles in any direction.    The Battery Gunnison's Barbettes are the only guns at Fort Handcock not scrapped after World War II.