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 Post subject: Re: Anti tank rifle
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:14 pm 
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I was at the HBSA lecture at the IWM a few years back on anti-tank rifles

As I was there early, plus was younger than some of the others attending - I was volunteered to assist in collecting some of the A/T rifles for the talk

Ended up going down to one of the many basement levels & I brought out a Russian & a Polish A/T rifle
Heavy they were

I seem to recall that the Russian job was a semi auto!

Anyway - I used to visit a WW1 T-Gewehr in my younger days: it lived on the wall of a pub in Sunderland - no idea if it is still there or what happened to it

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 Post subject: Re: Anti tank rifle
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:39 pm 
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Yeah seen one of these at Bisley this year! Cool bipod! No adjustment there!!
HUGE round!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Anti tank rifle
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:00 pm 
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From my research THE most powerful A/T round in WW2 was the Swedish 8mm M40 rifle - at least that is what the reference books say!!

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 Post subject: Re: Anti tank rifle
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:03 pm 
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Well dave, if you go into a certain Essex gun shop they have one in at the moment ( not for sale) all I can say about it is that it weighs a ton and is massive.

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 Post subject: Re: Anti tank rifle
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:17 pm 
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I wish I had bought a Mauser T-Gewehr when this thread was posted in 2012 for £6200. They're £10k now.

My ISA was paying 0.2% before I pulled the plug on letting the bank have the use of my money for such a paltry amount.

I noticed MJL militaria had two of these last year.

I see Valmont have one, wouldn't you know it, I was there last week and didn't realise, I would have liked to have had a look.


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 Post subject: Re: Anti tank rifle
PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:50 pm 
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Dave 101 wrote:
I actualy got see a Gewehr anti tank rifle in the flesh last week whilst on holiday , I went to the Shrewsbury castle museum which houses the Shropshire regiment collection . There were many interesting rifles etc including the ATR which is a massive peice . Unfortunately photography isnt allowed so no pics .

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My bome town, my Grandfather served in the 6th Battalion K.S.L.I during WW1.

When it comes to anti-tank rifles either go big or go home......

14.5x114 PTRD/PTRS round next to a .50BMG case

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There was a dealer in France selling a PTRD a while back, could go on Sec1 as single shot bolt action and saw one in action a few years back at Sennybridge. As anti-tank rifles go the Finnish 20mm Lahti L-39 is an absolute animal.

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 Post subject: Re: Anti tank rifle
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A militaria dealer near me had two for sale a few years ago, on a visit to his stores a few he let me have a very good look at them and some inert rounds.


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Just came across this photo on You Tube and remembered this thread..


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