When Victory was brought into drydock in December 1922 it was a priority to remove as much weight from her as possible. She no longer carried her full complement of 104 guns from Trafalgar, but it was calculated that removing some of the guns she still had on board could save 97 tons. An original 32lb gun and gun carriage weighed about 3 tons.
During the 1923 restoration replica guns were made out of teak to give her gun decks the proper look and feel, whilst saving weight. Some of replica guns on board are now made from GRP (fibreglass).