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Beard collection opens Thursday at Archives

Posted: May 17, 2013 4:36 p.m.
Updated: May 20, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Visitors won’t be able to help but stop and stare at the giant rifle at the Camden Archives and Museum. At 6 feet long and 90 pounds heavy, the training rifle features an 8-inch bolt for .50 caliber armor piercing rounds. Fashioned at Pearl Harbor, the rifle’s barrel is actually from the USS Arizona sunk during the Japanese attack of Dec. 7, 1941, that catapulted the United States into World War II.


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