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Extremely Rare German World War II Flak 37mm Anti-Aircraft Cannon

German 37mm Anti-Aircraft Cannon for sale from WWII

This is a great piece and almost impossible to find in this fine condition and located in the USA!

We sold it originally several years ago ($19,000 US$) and now have it available again.

This GREAT anti-aircraft was in service in Romania.

It is fully demilitarized to BATF specifications.

This is most likely the very best one in the United States today!

German WWII 37mm Flak for sale

German WWII 37mm Flak for sale

German WWII 37mm Flak for sale German WWII 37mm Flak for sale German WWII 37mm Flak for sale

German WWII 37mm Flak for sale German WWII 37mm Flak for sale German WWII 37mm Flak for sale

The photos tell the whole story about the condition of this fine piece!

The photo below is current in its storage area.

German WWII 37mm Flak for sale

Specifications:

Caliber: 37mm (1.457inch) Length of piece: 3.626 meters (11.90 feet)

Weight in action: 1550 kg (3,417 lbs.)

Elevation: - 8 degrees to + 85 degrees Traverse: 360 degrees

Muzzle Velocity: 820 meters (2,690 ft.) per second

Maximum effective ceiling 4800 meters (15,748 ft.)

Rate of fire (cyclical): 160 rpm Projectile weight: .64 kg.(1.41 lbs.)

Data Plate Markings:

At A 37 NR 96

Afetul Seria 289

Greutatea 1550 kg (3410 lbs.)

Uzinelb Astra Brasov

Receiver is marked:

Taa-37-NR96-UAB MD 1939, Sieria 289 (serial number)

Priced to sell very FAST! $16,995 US$ + shipping

Located on the US East coast for free pick up.

Below are photos of a gun exactly the same located in a museum.

German WWII 37mm Flak for sale    German WWII 37mm Flak for sale

37mm Rheinmetall AA gun model 1939.

Rear view of the 37 mm Rheinmetall model 1939 antiaircraft gun in the courtyard of the National Military Museum

Specifications
Recoil 195mm
Horizontal field of fire 360°
Vertical field of fire -5° to +85°
Rifling grooves 20
Rifling length 1826mm
Barrel length 2112mm
Overall length 3626mm
Caliber 37mm
AA firing range 300-3500m
Target speed 8-150m/s
Max horizontal range 6800m
Max vertical range 4800m
Practical rate of fire 60-70rpm
Theoretical rate of fire 150-180rpm
Magazine capacity 6 rounds
Muzzle velocity 840m/s
Cartridge weight 1494gr
Shell weight 625gr
Weight in the march 2350kg
Weight of carriage 1270kg
Weight of barrel 71kg
Weight in action 1540kg

German 150mm howitzer Model 18 Hameenlinna 2.3 P.G.

Just listed 8/6/2015

German 150mm Howitzer for sale in USA

German 150mm Howitzer for sale in USA   German 150mm Howitzer for sale in USA

German 150mm Howitzer for sale in USA

German 150mm Howitzer for sale in USA

German 150mm Howitzer for sale in USA   German 150mm Howitzer for sale in USA

German 150mm Howitzer for sale in USA


 This cannon is located in Chattanooga, TN. It has been demilitarized.
It is our understanding that the gun was captured during World War II.
It was then brought to the U.S. to determine why it was so effective.
It has minor rust on top of the front part of the carriage.
 It was determined that the weight, German engineering and craftsmanship were the contributing factors to the accuracy.
It has been in this private ownership for approximately 45 years.

There is some very slight rust on the top of the carriage that can easily be repaired.

Priced to dell VERY fast at: $24,995 US$
Located in Tennessee for free pick up or we can arrange reasonable delivery anywhere in the world!

15 cm sFH 18

PICTURE: 150 H/40 heavy howitzer. Notice recoil system below/above barrel and original wheels. 

CLICK THUMBNAIL TO SEE LARGER PIC (58 KB).

Calibre:

149 mm x 260 R (separately loaded ammunition)

Barrel length:

L/30

Weight in action:

5530 kg

Muzzle velocity:

515 m/sec

Traverse:

+/- 30 degrees

Elevation:

- 3 degrees, + 45 degrees

Max. range:

13,0 km

Ammunition weight:

38,2 - 43,5 kg (HE), 26 kg (HEAT)

Ammunition types:

HE, HEAT (1944), APHE, smoke, flare

Country of origin:

Germany

Finnish use: 48 howitzers bought from Germany late 1940. During Continuation War they were issued to motorized Artillery Battalions of Field Artillery.

This howitzer was developed in Germany in late 1920's. Rheinmetall designed the actual howitzer while the gun carriage was Krupp design. The "18" in German name of the howitzer falsely suggested it being designed in 1918. The reason for this was Versailles peace treaty, which prohibited developing and manufacturing of heavy artillery from the Germans. Mass production of the howitzer started in 1933. The companies taking part in mass-production included: Krupp, Rheinmetall, Spreewerke, M.A.N. and Skoda. The howitzer became principal German Army heavy howitzer for duration of World War 2 and the German military named it with nickname Immergrün (evergreen). It also was the first artillery weapon even equipped with rocket-assisted-projectile (RAP) ammunition to increase range. However German interest to this special ammunition didn't last long when dispersion with this early RAP-ammunition proved too large to accept. Especially Soviet artillery with its modern 152-mm gun-howitzers proved difficult opponent to German artillery during World War 2, so the Germans military wanted range of this howitzer increased. To make this the Germans introduced new version called 15 cm sFH 18(M), which could use larger propellant charge. But this could not be achieved without price - muzzle of the howitzer wore out faster and muzzle brake needed to be added to design to reduce the stress, which the increased propellant charge caused to recoil-system. The howitzer was also used in self-propelled artillery piece Schwere Panzerhaubitze 18/1 (more commonly known as Hummel), which entered production in 1942. Also Italian Army used 15 cm sFH 18 howitzer, but called it Obice da 149/28. After WW2 its users included Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Portugal and Yugoslavia.

The howitzer had split trail, recoil system with hydraulic buffer and pneumatic recuperator located above and below barrel and breech mechanism with horizontal sliding breech block. The howitzer didn't have gun shield and had been designed suitable for both motorized towing and being towed with horses. The maximum speed for motorized towing was 60 km/h. Rate of fire was about 4 shots/minute. The howitzer had steel wheels covered with layer or rubber. Small limber was used with the howitzer during towing, but it wasn't necessary if heavy truck was used as towing vehicle. The Germans don't seem to have had special winter equipment for the howitzer, but the Finns had - special sledge designed for heavy artillery pieces could be used in front of the howitzer if its assistance was needed with snow.

PICTURE: Another pic of 150 H/40. Notice split trail and horizontal sliding breech block.(Photo taken in Tykistömuseo).

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Finland bought 48 howitzers 150 sFH 18 from Germany and named them 150 H/40. Unlike most artillery Finland bought from Germany after Winter War these howitzers were factory new. They arrived 9th of October 1940 and for Continuation War they were issued to four (2nd, 13th, 14th and 15th) motorized Heavy Artillery Battalions of Field Artillery. These four Heavy Artillery Battalions were important part of Field Artillery reserves directly under command of Finnish Army General HQ. The towing vehicles issued to these four artillery units were also the best Finnish Army could offer - International K-7 heavy trucks, which Finland had bought during Winter War from United States. Also McGormick TD-14 bulldozers (bought from USA during Winter War) were issued to these units and used as towing tractors, which assisted in getting the howitzers to their firing positions and off. Finnish soldiers generally liked 150 H/40 howitzers, which proved good weapons in summer, but demanded good maintenance to work reliably also in winter - the recuperator proved unreliable in freezing cold and rubber layer of the wheels wasn't too durable either. None of the howitzers were lost in summer of 1944. Finnish Army lost only one these howitzers during Word War 2 - during Lapland War one them suffered premature detonation (HE-shell exploded while still inside barrel, reason was probably faulty fuse) and the explosion damaged the howitzer beyond repair.

Ammunition used with the howitzer was separately loaded type with 8 propellant charge sizes. Ammunition selection for the howitzer was quite remarkable. Finnish ammunition manuals list high explosive (HE), smoke, flare, armor piercing high explosive (APHE) and high explosive antitank tracer (HEAT-T) for Finnish Army use with this howitzer. The ammunition suitable for antitank use used in Finland included:

  • 150 tkr 56/76 - ps 19: APHE-projectile with TNT, likely German origin. Obviously intended for punching out bunkers, but could possibly be used also as antitank ammunition if absolutely needed. Added to Finnish ammunition manuals 1st of August 1942, but likely delivered already month or two earlier.
  • 150 hkrv rj-Vj 39 HL/A 33/43-Np/23: HEAT-T projectile, German 15 cm Gr. 39 Hl/A FES. Added to Finnish ammunition manuals in August 1944 (but likely introduced already earlier). Basically intended as last defense against armor attack.

After World War 2 these howitzers remained in limited training use (Finnish military didn't want to cause them too much wear) and reserved for possible wartime use until 1990 or so. Between 1990 - 1992 the 150 H/40 howitzers were modernized as 152 H 88-40. The most important parts of this modernization were replacing original barrel with new 152.4-mm Vammas L/32 howitzer barrel and adding of gun shield. Smaller changes included adding new muzzle brake and modifications to gun carriage, axle and wheels. Naturally the new wheels had pneumatic tires and some (now unnecessary) parts of the old equipment were also removed from the howitzers. Finnish Defense Forces kept 152 H 88-40 howitzers warehoused for possible wartime use until year 2007, at which point decision was made to declare these howitzers obsolete and scrap them.

War:

Shots fired:

Winter War (1939-1940)

0

Continuation War (1941-1944)

136286

Total

136286

 

Extremely Rare 75mm 1881 Krupp Mountain Cannon

1881 Krupp Mountain Cannon for sale in the USA

 Mint condition!

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1881 Krupp Mountain Cannon for sale in the USA  1881 Krupp Mountain Cannon for sale in the USA  1881 Krupp Mountain Cannon for sale in the USA

 The barrel is 6 feet long with a 3 inch bore.

1881 Krupp Mountain Cannon for sale in the USA 

This cannon does not require any BATF registration or license due to its age.

1881 Krupp Mountain Cannon for sale in the USA   1881 Krupp Mountain Cannon for sale in the USA

Priced VERY low for a fast sale at $29,995. US$

Located in Maryland.

Information on this cannon:

Measurements:
From tip of cannon to end is 9’ 1”
From bottom of wheel to top of wheel is 4’ 9”
Between cannon wheels is 4’ 9” also
Inside of Box would need to be 9’ 1 long by 4’ 9” wide by 4’ 9” high
 From our review and others we’ve discussed this with, the cannon is in original condition.
Inside of barrel has been oiled twice a year.
Excellent condition as seen in the photos.

Type artillery
Place of origin  Prussia,  German Empire
Service history
Used by  Prussia,  German Empire,  Chile, Qing dynasty Qing China,  Honduras,  First Philippine Republic, Spain Spain
Wars War of the Pacific, Philippine Revolution, Philippine American War, World War I

History

In 1811, Friedrich Krupp founded his cast-steel factory Gusstahlfabrik, but it was his son, Alfred Krupp, who attained notable success. In 1856, Fried. Krupp A.G., produced a 9cm muzzle-loading rifled gun of cast steel, which gave such good results that Prussia adopted steel for making army guns, and Prussia being the first country to do so.

The Krupp guns were purchased by the Russian, Austrian, and the Ottoman Empire armies during the 1860s. By the 1870s, their small arms were being purchased by countries all over the world. Naval guns were also rapidly developed; from 1863, guns were being manufactured for several navies, including the Austro-Hungarian Navy, Ottoman Empire and Russia.

By the 1880s, Krupp had developed an 88mm naval gun and adopted 75mm as the caliber for the army's field and mountain guns. I

Characteristics

The principal characteristic of Krupp guns is that they are made of steel. Alfred Krupp was introduced to the Bessemer process to mass-produce steel by his London agent and friend, Alfred Longsdon, in 1859-60.[1] After a lengthy period of trial and error, this steel was developed to such quality that the royal factory of Woolwich in England acquired steel from Krupp to manufacture guns that conformed to British naval ordnances. Also, Krupp was one of the first manufacturers to design practical breech loading guns for army use.

Initially, Krupp developed a breech loading system with a wedge breech block, but, because of problems with escape of gas, it continued to manufacture muzzle-loading guns until the adoption of the Broadwell ring allowed the problem to be solved. By this means, they developed the best breech loading guns of the time, assisted by Longsdon's patented designs. Initially, Krupp only sold its breech loading guns to Prussia, but, from 1888, it began exporting all over the world. Breech closure was achieved by a steel wedge that slid transversely on a short groove at the rear part of the gun. The movement was imparted by a screw mechanism and the gas-check by the Broadwell ring system.

Krupp also copied the Blakely system to manufacture banded guns.

 

Live firing very Rare World War 1 75mm Krupp cannon.

Also, used in WWII

1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale  1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale

This gun was made under license by Krupp in Sweden in 1906.

1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale   1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale

The cannon is in excellent condition, wooden wheels are also in great condition and solid.

1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale  1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale

The barrel is made by Krupp.

1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale  1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale

It is known a 7.5 cm cannon M/02, or as Finnish called it 75 mm cannon model 1902!

  1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale  1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale  1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale

1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale  1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale  1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale

It is complete, in a great shape and all controls working.

Price: $32,000 US$ + demilitarization if required.

The cannon is located in Finland where we can export it easily or pick up free!

Additional Information on this gun:

1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale

Sweden ordered M1902 guns from Krupp (104 guns) and built the gun under licence at the factories of Finland (106 guns), Bofors (68 guns) and Stockholms Vapenfabrik (36 guns).

Sweden ordered some field batteries of Krupp M. 02

Caliber: 75mm L/30

Length of the barrel: 2250 mm

Weight of the barrel: 340 kg

Weight of the carriage: 635 kg

Weight in action: 975 kg

Weight of the limber: 825 kg

Weight in marching order : 1800 kg

Weight of the ammunition wagon : 1800 kg

Shield thickness : 4.75 mm

Height of the line of fire: 970 mm

Weight of the cartridge: 1.2 kg - charge: 600 g (8.3 kg shelled)

Weight of the shrapnel: 6 kg - 295 lead bullets x 11 g

Muzzle velocity: 500 m/s

Max. range:�

Elevation: + 16 / - 6

Traverse: 3

Transport: drawn by 6 horses

Ammunition: limber - 44 rounds; wagon body - 96 rounds

1906 Krupp Live Firing Krupp 75mm World War 1 cannon for sale

 

German Pak 38
Fully restored to Museum Display Quality!
Sold!
German WWII Pak 38 for sale
   

Sale Pending 9/2/2015

German WWI Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) for sale

We have an original WWI German Spigot Mortar available
This Granatenwerfer 16 is only the second one we have ever had available.
It has all original with original paint.
German WWI Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) for sale   German WWI Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) for sale   German WWI Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) for sale

Includes the original well marked transit chest and the tools and spare parts, and the original manual.  All in the original well marked ammo crate!

German WWI Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) for sale   German WWI Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) for sale   German WWI Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) for sale

Description

The Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) is a spigot type weapon made from cast steel. The spigot contains a firing pin which is cocked by a lever on the side of the weapon with the propellant charge in the base of the projectile. A lanyard and handle are used to fire the weapon at a safe distance. The Granatenwerfer was designed such that the round slides over a mandrel rather than having a heavy barrel to contain it. When the lanyard is pulled the firing pin is released protruding from the end of the mandrel and strikes the primer of a propellant cartridge housed inside the Granatenwerfer round. The expanding gas from the propellant continues to accelerate the round until it is clear of the top of the mandrel. An elevation range scale is on the left side of the launcher.
The grenade launcher is painted Matt grey. No markings discernable.

German WWI Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) for sale   German WWI Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) for sale   German WWI Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) for sale

Summary

Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) issued to German light mortar units during the First World War.

Price: $3,250 US$ + shipping

This is on the BATF's Curio & Relic Firearms list!
Located in Seattle, Washington for free pick-up or we can ship.


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