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6 inches of pain.

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Found this when salvaging a dead boat at work, and thought I'd share it with you guys.

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As you can see by the stamping, it's the base of a 6 inch shell.

It came of a Tahitian ketch and the boats' name and date has been engraved on it.

 

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Gonna go straight in the pool room.

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33 minutes ago, MrPlow said:

Nice find

 

 Yeah. 

It will complement my bofors shell and unknown gun cooling mount.

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I have tried for ages to work out what the gun housing is from. I still don't know.

 

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21 minutes ago, AntifoulAwl said:

 Yeah. 

It will complement my bofors shell and unknown gun cooling mount.

OMah8Gi.jpg

I have tried for ages to work out what the gun housing is from. I still don't know.

 

Don't you need some form of license for this kind of things ? Here in Viet Nam you need to inform the local governance if you keep something like these.

Anyway great find , just don't put it too high so some random kids don't get hurt doing stupid stuffs.

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3 minutes ago, legionary2099 said:

Don't you need some form of license for this kind of things ? Here in Viet Nam you need to inform the local governance if you keep something like these.

Anyway great find , just don't put it too high so some random kids don't get hurt doing stupid stuffs.

No license needed. Essentially, they are just lumps of metal. Nothing that can go BANG.

As you rightly say, the only way it can harm you is by falling on your head.

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1 hour ago, AntifoulAwl said:

 Yeah. 

It will complement my bofors shell and unknown gun cooling mount.

OMah8Gi.jpg

I have tried for ages to work out what the gun housing is from. I still don't know.

 

Hi AntifowlAwl,

The object to the right looks like an early type of Muzzle break. The 2 sleeves towards the rear would suggest that it would be strapped to the barrel in some way. Judging by the ruler it looks like a 40-50mm weapon. Perhaps a type of Anti-Tank weapon. Its nationallity is open to debate, but the gas vents on the side are reminscent of Russian Muzzle breaks. Eg. SU-76 Tank destroyer type. --- From memory a screw type mounting.

I'm afraid thats all I have for you as my resource material is limited these days. LOL Never lend books, you don't usually get them back!

Anyway nice little finds. :cap_like:

Alex B_T23

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10 hours ago, Bengal_Tiger23 said:

Hi AntifowlAwl,

The object to the right looks like an early type of Muzzle break. The 2 sleeves towards the rear would suggest that it would be strapped to the barrel in some way. Judging by the ruler it looks like a 40-50mm weapon. Perhaps a type of Anti-Tank weapon. Its nationallity is open to debate, but the gas vents on the side are reminscent of Russian Muzzle breaks. Eg. SU-76 Tank destroyer type. --- From memory a screw type mounting.

I'm afraid thats all I have for you as my resource material is limited these days. LOL Never lend books, you don't usually get them back!

Anyway nice little finds. :cap_like:

Alex B_T23

It was dug up in an area once used as a military dump in the 1940s, so likely it's from an Australian/British/US piece of kit. 

 

 

 

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I thought perhaps a part of an oerlikon gun (outer casting on the gun?)

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39 minutes ago, Sparcie said:

I thought perhaps a part of an oerlikon gun (outer casting on the gun?)

                                                                                                                                                                    WE HAVE A WINNER !!

Sparcie, you thought right. That thing's been sitting around the back yard for years, and has been the subject of many discussions on it's origins..

And you nailed it. 

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Image result for 20mm oerlikon tank

Well done dude.

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@Bengal_Tiger23

You did well, but it turns out to be from a 20mm oerlikon.

You ran a close second.  :Smile_great:

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3 hours ago, Max_Battle said:

Italian Suppository.

Ha.

Aren't they called an innuendo?

 

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3 hours ago, RalphTheTheatreCat said:

TFW you dont get what you expected from a thread title. After all it was Mardi Gras night. @AntifoulAwl

Very nice find mate

Upon reflection, to clear up any misunderstanding I should have titled it 'A sailor once inserted this into a tight fitting hole'.

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32 minutes ago, AntifoulAwl said:

Upon reflection, to clear up any misunderstanding I should have titled it 'A sailor once inserted this into a tight fitting hole'.

Yes...……………...that clears it up...…………….sort of.

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