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Post by Big Kev » 29 Mar 2020, 10:23

Armour piercing?
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Post by ROD LOWCOCK » 29 Mar 2020, 11:24

chinatyke wrote:
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A butter churn handle?
Second thoughts. If you had two of them you could lay rods between them and use them as a drying rack.
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Post by plaques » 29 Mar 2020, 11:37

Early anti-tank rifle. Later ones usually had a hand grip stock and tripod mounted. Bullets were made with a steel core for armour piercing. High velocity preferred to bore diameter hence long barrel.

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Post by Big Kev » 29 Mar 2020, 13:21

ROD LOWCOCK wrote:
29 Mar 2020, 11:24
chinatyke wrote:
05 Feb 2020, 01:04
chinatyke wrote:
04 Feb 2020, 11:42
A butter churn handle?
Second thoughts. If you had two of them you could lay rods between them and use them as a drying rack.
Just ignore me, I try hard!
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That's like showing a piece of marble and saying it's Venus de Milo. :biggrin2:
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Post by chinatyke » 29 Mar 2020, 14:37

Welcome Rod. Nothing happening in your neck of the woods?

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Post by Tizer » 29 Mar 2020, 14:54

Kev was right with armour-piercing and Plaques followed up correctly with early anti-tank rifle. Panbiker gets a mention too because I think it had its origin in the elephant gun as he suggested. Now, can you identify the rifle further? :smile:

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Post by Tripps » 29 Mar 2020, 15:16

Tizer wrote:
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Now, can you identify the rifle further?
Was it called Kevin? :smile:
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Post by plaques » 29 Mar 2020, 17:01

It looks like a german T-Gewehr.

Not that I'm an expert on this subject but the last time you posted the 'tank mask' I just happened to be in Barlick library and saw a book The Anti -Tank Rifle by Steven L Zaloga. and thought that'll make some good bed time reading. Now with the libraries closing down its stuck on my shelf.

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Post by PanBiker » 29 Mar 2020, 17:27

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The first and only Anti-Tank rifle (15,800 produced) in WWI, must have been captured.
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Post by Big Kev » 29 Mar 2020, 17:37

Tripps wrote:
29 Mar 2020, 15:16
Tizer wrote:
29 Mar 2020, 14:54
Now, can you identify the rifle further?
Was it called Kevin? :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 30 Mar 2020, 02:27

P has got it right. Worth pointing out that whilst for propaganda reasons these were called 'anti tank' They would only penetrate light plate at close range and were only of any use against lightly armoured cars.
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Post by Tizer » 30 Mar 2020, 09:05

Plaques is correct, it's a Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr anti-tank rifle, bolt action, single shot, high velocity firing a 13.2 mm TuF round designed for use against tanks. LINK Plaques can tell us more now that he's in lockdown with a book on the subject! :smile: They were definitely effective against more than lightly armoured cars and tank crew feared them. This quote from the Royal Armouries web site: `The boiler-plate steel armour of the first British tanks was unhardened and only 8 to 15mm thick. It was easily penetrated by the T-Gewehr at up to a range of 300 metres. The outer portion of the 13.2mm bullet would be stripped away on impact but the steel penetrator would continue on, tumbling and travelling sideways into the interior of the tank. Metal spalls from the tank's own armour would add to the destruction inside.' LINK French tanks were only thinly armoured throughout the war and designed for speed rather than protection.

The photo shows New Zealand soldiers celebrating having captured an example of the gun.The image is from a book titled `Armoured Warfare in the First World War 1916-1918' by Anthony Tucker-Jones, published by Pen & Sword Books. An excellent book on the development of the tank in WW1. Next please! :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 30 Mar 2020, 12:55

Thanks for educating me, I didn't know they could penetrate that thickness. :good:

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Post by Gloria » 30 Mar 2020, 13:42

Someone trying to light a fire?
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Post by PanBiker » 30 Mar 2020, 14:35

It could have been a throwing stick but it's at the pointed end so probably not that. :confused:

The shorter piece looks like bone or part of an antler.
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Post by Tizer » 30 Mar 2020, 15:36

Stripping bark from a tree branch?

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Post by Marilyn » 30 Mar 2020, 20:30

Hand made billiard cue.

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Post by Stanley » 31 Mar 2020, 02:34

It is antler, and yes, something is being done to the branch. Not stripping bark or a billiard cue.
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Post by chinatyke » 31 Mar 2020, 05:55

Is it one of those strange musical instruments they have in the Land Down Under?
Or...
Is it one of those musical instruments they have in the strange Land Down Under?

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Post by Stanley » 31 Mar 2020, 07:17

No. I can see why you thought that. Nothing to do with music.
You need a clue, let your minds wander round Porridge, the TV series.....
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Post by Cathy » 31 Mar 2020, 08:17

Is it a Barrow handle?
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Post by Stanley » 31 Mar 2020, 08:25

No Cathy, sorry. I have to warn you that was a very oblique cue!
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Post by Cathy » 31 Mar 2020, 08:28

Oh, for some reason I was thinking Open All Hours. Will have another think.
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Post by PanBiker » 31 Mar 2020, 08:33

Is he sharpening a long throwing arrow?

Clue: Norman Stanley Fletcher. :geek:
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Post by plaques » 31 Mar 2020, 08:38

How about this for 'oblique' clues. Porridge = Ronny Barker =Fletcher = Maker of arrows.

putting the point on a throwing spear.

Just scrolled down and seen PanBikers answer. Spooky. :surprised:

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