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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 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 German World War II Flak 37mm Anti-Aircraft Cannon

Price lowered $1,000!  Will consider part trade!

German Flak 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  this piece originally several years ago for $19,000 US$ 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

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

The photo below is current and shown 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 (weight) 1550 kg (3410 lbs.)

Uzinelb Astra Brasov

Receiver is marked:

Taa-37-NR96-UAB MD 1939, Sieria 289 (serial number) - Most numbers MATCH!

Now available at auction and subject to prior sale with a starting price of $15,995. US$:

http://www.gunauction.com/buy/13543753
Or buy here and we will stop the auction IF we have not received any bids!

Here is some original WWII film of one of these firing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI4iyuIvc6U
 

Price lowered to sell very FAST at! $15,995. US$ + shipping

Located on the US East coast for free pick up or we will deliver FREE anywhere in the lower 48 states.

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

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Flack 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

Live 37 mm Bofors Anti-Tank Gun for Sale- BAFT Registered

Live and Registered 37mm Bofors WWII Anti Tank Gun

Very Rare!!! Excellent working condition.

Live 37 mm Bofors Anti-Tank Gun for Sale- BAFT Registered

 This is an excellent 37mm Bofors anti tank gun.

This would be a great gun for someone looking to get into shooting larger caliber items.

 Comes with 15 shell cases, original bore brush, specialty wrench, lanyard, kit, optics, etc.

 We can arrange to load this onto a trailer. This gun is easily moved by one person which makes it very nice.

Live 37 mm Bofors Anti-Tank Gun for Sale- BAFT Registered  Live 37 mm Bofors Anti-Tank Gun for Sale- BAFT Registered

Located in Oklahoma.

Live 37 mm Bofors Anti-Tank Gun for Sale- BAFT Registered  Live 37 mm Bofors Anti-Tank Gun for Sale- BAFT Registered

Bofors 37 mm anti-tank gun
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Polish wz.36 anti-tank gun.
Type Anti-tank gun
Place of origin  Sweden
Service history
Used by See Operators
Production history
Designed 1934
Manufacturer Bofors
Produced 1935 -
Specifications
Weight 370 kg (816 lbs)
Length 3.04 m (10 ft)
Barrel length 45 calibers
Width 1.09 m (3 ft 7 in)
Height 1.03 m (3 ft 5 in)

Shell 37×249 mm. R
Caliber 37 mm (1.45 in)
Breech vertical block
Carriage split trail
Elevation -10° to 25°
Traverse 50°
Rate of fire 12 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 800-870 m/s
(2,625-2,854 ft/s)
Effective firing range 4,000 m (4,374 yds)
Maximum firing range 6,500 m (7,108 yds)

Priced to sell FAST at: $38,500 US$ + Shipping or pick up free

Live 37 mm Bofors Anti-Tank Gun for Sale- BAFT Registe

Not the same cannon, but it shows how it can easily be towed with a jeep!

Development history

The gun was initially designed by Swedish manufacturer Bofors, mainly for export purposes. The first prototype was built in 1932; the development process continued until 1934. The Netherlands were the first to purchase the gun (order for 12 pieces was placed in 1935) and were followed by many other countries. Licensed copies were produced Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and Poland.

The barrel was of monobloc type, with semi-automatic vertical sliding breech block and small muzzle brake. It was mounted on a split trail carriage which had suspension and metal wheels with rubber tires. To give the crew some protection from firearms and shell fragments, the gun was equipped with a 5 mm thick shield, with a folding lower plate.

Employment history

The Bofors gun saw combat for the first time in Spanish Civil War, where it could easily pierce the armor of contemporary light tanks.

The Polish guns were actively used during the German and Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939. Wołyńska Cavalry Brigade equipped with the Bofors 37 mm antitank gun beat the German Panzer Divisions in one of the first battles of the invasion; the Battle of Mokra. At that time, the armored forces of the Wehrmacht consisted mainly of light Panzer I and Panzer II tanks, which were vulnerable to the Bofors gun. Early models of the Panzer III and Panzer IV could also be penetrated at ranges up to 500 m. After Poland was occupied, most of the guns fell into the hands of the German and Soviet armies. The weapon was proven obsolete by 1941 during the Operation Barbarossa.

Even though only one Bofors AT-gun was in action in the Invasion of Denmark, it damaged two tanks, and shot the tracks of another tank, before its crew were either wounded or killed by a German tank destroyer which drove over the gun. The gun is now at the Tøjhusmuseet in Copenhagen.

During the Winter War, the Finnish guns were successfully used against Soviet tanks such as T-26, T-28 and BT. However in the Continuation War the gun was found to be ineffective against the T-34 and KV and was relegated to an infantry support role.

The gun was used to equip the British forces in North Africa, where it made up for the lack of the QF 2-pounder anti-tank guns after the Fall of France. It was often carried portee on the back of a vehicle.

Bofors guns were also employed in World War II by Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, Yugoslavia and USSR, but there are no detailed reports of their use.

Very Rare Bofors M2 40mm Anti-Aircraft Gun

Bofors 40mm Anti Aircraft cannon for sale

This is the exact gun for sale!
Complete with seats, tow bar, and ammo rack! Like new tires.
Note, we also have two similar cannons located in Italy that are project guns priced at $12,000 each.
Send for details.
Bofors 40mm Anti Aircraft cannon for sale

The weight of this gun is about two tons and is will ship in a 20 ft. Container to any country that it can be imported into.

Data plate :
D.e.f.a apx
Materiel 40 Alfa 39/55 t1
446 annee 1958
Numero 274 serie correcteur Apr fleche haute 1955
Canon 40 MN m2
Numero7386 hmr.

Bofors 40mm Anti Aircraft cannon for sale

This gun is deactivated, trailer mounted and in very nice condition.
This piece is a powered unit and complete with the gasoline engine and generator!

Price is firm at: $18,500 US$

Located in France!
We can arrange shipping if needed!
We have exported/imported four of these in the past from Europe to the USA and to New Zealand


These are very rare World War II 20mm Oerlikon Machine Guns!

The one below are complete with arm rests and the magazines. They do not include the sight, but we have a contact where they can be acquired. These are brand new old stock and include the original storage case!

Only two (2) USA models available at this time and one (1) UK model!

,20mm Oerlikon for sale

This gun has been demilitarized and can be exported "as is" or we can demilitarize it to your specifications in addition to what has been done already. It cannot be imported into the USA without cutting the receiver in three places, removing firing pin, and blocking the barrel, etc.! This will already be done to each of these at no additional cost IF REQUIRED BY THE BUYER. See the photos of the demilitarizing process below.

These guns can transfer to another person in New Zealand "as it is".

Thee guns are in VERY VERY very good condition as shown in the photos.

  

     

The above photos show the finished demilitarizing.

Below are after welding and below that the required cuts for importation into the USA.

 

     

     

The 20 mm Oerlikon was the most widely used close-range gun in both the US Navy and Royal Navy, which had up to that point only developed inferior guns in comparison. In comparison with the Hispano Suiza, the Oerlikon had a lower rate of fire and muzzle velocity, but was despite these shortcomings an excellent weapons. The American and British built thousands of these during the war, and naturally the surviving Dutch warships also received this gun (of both US and British origin ) as replacement for the useless light machine guns. There was very little difference between the types of the US Navy and Royal Navy.

Priced to sell instantly at $5,950 US$ + shipping

Located in New Zealand

This is in VERY VERY very good condition as shown in the photos.

SOLD!

Note: We have sold the live firing 29mm below in New Zealand on left and the demilitarized piece with a reproduction stand on the right in California.

Also, seven others that were demilitarized in the last few months!

Hurry, theses will not last!

 

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A Russian Torpedo & Sea Mine, air to air and air to ground missiles, etc.!

    1942 Harley Davidson WLA for sale  Russian Torpedo from World War Two   

World War II Items For Sale 

 World War II French Hotchkiss Mle 25mm Anti-tank gun.

World War II French Hotchkiss Anti-Tank Cannon for sale

Beautiful restored Hotchkiss Anti Tank Gun that is fully demilitarized and requires no BATF registration at all.
 
World War II French Hotchkiss Anti-Tank Cannon for sale 
 
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Elevation and traversing gears operate smoothly in all directions.
 

This is a truly great  French Hotchkiss 25mm cannon in excellent condition.

 The only thing missing is the telescopic sight. The open site is still intact.

It has brand new 13x45 tires made.

This unit is often mistaken for the US 37mm Anti Tank Gun.

Everything works on this unit, including the elevation, traverse, trails, etc.

 

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Gun and carriage weigh approximately 1000 pounds.
Overall length of the gun is 12 feet and it is 3.5 feet wide.
World War II French Hotchkiss Anti-Tank Cannon for sale  World War II French Hotchkiss Anti-Tank Cannon for sale

       It is possible for one person to move this gun around and set it up by themselves.
No Paperwork required for purchase.
      This cannon is considered a non-gun!      
      The photos tell it all!
Price: $14,995 US$ + shipping
 
We have sold about seven of these fine guns in the USA and this is the lowest price we have ever had on one!

WWII Puteaux 1937 25mm Anti-Tank gun.
(This is almost exactly the same as the Hotchkiss Mle 25mm and uses the same ammo.)

WW2 French Hotchkiss 25mm Anti-Tank cannon for sale

It can easily be changed to sub caliber for .50 caliber live or blank firing that does not have to be registered with BATF except as a regular rifle with your local gun store!
The inserts below would have to be added.

World War II cannon for sale

World War II cannon for sale

The gun is in good condition both cosmetically and functionally and just needs final paint for restoration.
  
    WW2 French Hotchkiss 25mm Anti-Tank cannon for sale World War II cannon for sale! WW2 French Hotchkiss 25mm Anti-Tank cannon for sale
  It has brand new tires!
Elevation and traversing gears operate smoothly in all directions.
The shield has had the original paint blasted off and now needs repainting (there is no rust).

The gun has been blasted, painted and refinished on much of the lower carriage. 
We know where you can obtain a working reproduction Flash Hider for this gun.

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 Everything works just fine.

      WW2 French Hotchkiss 25mm Anti-Tank cannon for sale

WW2 French Hotchkiss 25mm Anti-Tank cannon for sale   World War II cannon for sale

You can watch one of these live fire at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7_Jttcv0WU

Gun and carriage weigh approximately 1000 pounds.
Overall length of the gun is 12 feet and it is 3.5 feet wide.     
 It is possible for one person to move this gun around and set it up by themselves.
Price: $16,500 + shipping
Located on the US East coast in Pennsylvania.

United States Navy World War II Twin 40mm Bofors from the Pearl Harbor Attack!

USN WWII Twin Bofors from attack on Peral Harbor for sale 

Available Now!

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Now mounted on a United States Navy trailer with great tires and ready to move!

Measurements:
The trailer platform is slightly wider than the tires. 
Also, to lower the height you can let air out of tires and lower the total piece by 6 inches.
The trailer platform length (without hitch tongue) is 17 feet plus 50 inches for tongue.
Trailer platform height - 34 inches
Gun height above trailer - 80 inches
Trailer width - 8 feet

 USN WWII Twin Bofors from attack on Peral Harbor for sale   USN WWII Twin Bofors from attack on Peral Harbor for sale

This is a twin 40mm Bofors gun and mount. 
The unit is mounted on a US Naval trailer. 
The trailer this piece is mounted on is a M-1061 series 5-ton trailer, which was type-classified around the 1980's, so more modern and tows easily.
It was completely demilitarized by the U. S. Navy before it was released. This was done without any visible outside damage.
 This gun served on the USS Downes, which was hit while in dry dock during the attack on Pearl Harbor. 
The gun and mount is in good condition.  Reconditioning was started it but but was stopped due to health issues of the owner. 
These guns & mounts are tough to find, impossible to import, and this particular gun was in the Pearl harbor battle.

This Bofors mount was placed on a second ship after the attack at Pearl Harbor and then saw heavy action in the Philippines.  Then later the Navy mounted the gun on the existing naval trailer for Hawaii anti aircraft shore battery protection. 

 It is an ALL original United States Navy setup, not something someone just put together!


USN WWII Twin Bofors from attack on Peral Harbor for sale

The United States Navy's Bureau of Ordnance purchased these 40mm twin-mount air-cooled example directly from Bofors, which arrived in New York on 28 August 1940. During that month another Dutch ship, the van Kinsbergen, demonstrated the Hazemeyer mount to Navy observers. The gun was quickly chosen as the Navy's standard anti-aircraft weapon, and the Navy secretly imported a set of Imperial designs from England and started production illegally. A formal contract with Bofors followed in June 1941. The resulting Mark 1 and Mark 2 weapons were intended for the left and right side of a twin mount, respectively, and were adapted by Chrysler for water cooling.

USN WWII Twin Bofors from attack on Peral Harbor for sale



The model in the photos below on the right, shows clearly where the gun(s) were located.

   

When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on the 7th of December in 1941, the Downes was in drydock with Cassin and Pennsylvania. The three came under heavy attack and an incendiary bomb landed between the two destroyers, starting raging fires fed by oil from a ruptured fuel tank. Despite heavy strafing, the crews of the two destroyers got their batteries into action, driving off further attacks by Japanese planes. The drydock was flooded in an effort to quench the fires, but the burning oil rose with the water level and when the ammunition and torpedo warheads on board the destroyers began to explode, the two ships were abandoned. Later Cassin slipped from her keel blocks and rested against Downes. Listed at first as complete losses, both of these destroyers were repaired and joined the war.

Salvage operations were soon begun on Downes with machinery and other salvageable equipment being shipped to Mare Island Navy Yard. She was officially decommissioned 20th of June 1942. Additional information and photos: http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/375.htm

Price: $25,995. US$

Located on the US East coast in Harrisburg, PA.

A case of ammo shells is available for an additional $600 US$.

We also have two live barrels available for this gun at additional cost, if someone wanted to go through BATF and make it live firing.

Twin Hotchkiss 13.2mm Anti-aircraft Gun
Summer Sale Item!


   

   
Don't miss this super deal!
  

This great Hotchkiss 13.2mm Anti-aircraft gun is complete with steel mount and is fully demilitarized. It comes complete with the two guns shown in the photos. It is model 1928. The weight is 950 pounds. The guns retain most their original finish.

The guns were demilled was by cutting a small section out of the receivers and then putting the guns back together as per 
BATF specifications. This is unnoticeable on the guns.
Dimensions: Guns are 67 inches x 10 inches x 6 inches wide - each - with two per unit.
Mounting carriage dimensions: 52 inches x 54 inches x 48 inches.

Summer Sale Item!

Priced at only: $9,500 US$ + shipping

Located in Kentucky for FREE pick-up or we will arrange delivery anywhere!

It is demilitarized and can be shipped anywhere!

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History of the 13.2-mm Hotchkiss:

Development

In the late 1920s, Hotchkiss proposed a range of anti-aircraft automatic weapons in the 13.2, 25 and 37 mm calibers. They were all based on the same type of gas-operated action than the 8 mm mle 1914 machine gun, that had proven extremely reliable during World War I and was still in service. Hotchkiss also advertised the 13.2 mm machine gun as an infantry weapon, that could be fitted on conventional tripods and be used against light armor. French infantry commanders, that had expressed interest in acquiring light anti-aircraft guns, refused the 13.2 mm. They argued that those heavy bullets falling down could be dangerous to friendly troops, and went to larger calibers where self-destructing shells were available. But the 13.2 mm Hotchkiss saw extensive use as a naval gun, and was also chosen by the French cavalry for some of its armored vehicles.

When used as a naval weapon-
Early in World War II, the French and Japanese navies were using twin and quadruple mountings on many of their warships. French warships that were refitted in the USA in 1943, such as battleship Richelieu or destroyer Le Terrible, had their 13.2 mm machine guns replaced by more efficient Oerlikon 20 mm cannons.

When used a ground weapon-
The 13.2 mm Hotchkiss was used on the, Belgian T15 and French AMR 35, light tanks as well as the AMD Laffly 80 AM armoured car and on fortifications. In WWII the Japanese mounted of the gun on a number of Type 92 Heavy Armoured Cars which had initially only been armed with only a pair of 6.5mm machine guns.

When used as a Anti-Aircraft weapon-
The Japanese used a single mounting for close-range defense of its airfields and other strategic places.

Specifications of gun only:
Weight: 37.5 kg (83 lbs.) single gun, stripped
Length: 1.67 meters (5 ft. 6 in)
Barrel length: 1 meter (3 ft. 3 in)

Japanese WW II 6 Pounder Naval Cannon
 
 
        
 This cannon is missing the breech block but otherwise complete with the original deck mount.

Excellent Condition!  Located in Kentucky USA

Price reduced to: $14,500 US$ + shipping.

It has not been demilitarized and does not require BATF registration.

We can arrange reasonable shipping anywhere in the world!

Note: We have reproduction 50 caliber Browning Machine guns available for this mount at $450 each as shown !

Tripods and pindle mounts are available separately.

    

Brand New Item: The M2 Machine Gun, Browning .50 Caliber Machine Gun, is a heavy machine gun designed towards the end of World War I by John Browning. It is very similar in design to John Browning's earlier M1919 Browning machine gun, which was chambered for the .30-06 cartridge. The M2 uses the larger and more powerful .50 BMG cartridge, which was named for the gun itself (BMG standing for Browning Machine Gun). The M2 has been referred to as "Ma Deuce", or "the fifty" in reference to its caliber. The design has had many specific designations; the official designation for this WWII infantry type is Browning Machine Gun, Cal. .50, M2. It is effective against infantry, unarmored or lightly armored vehicles and boats, light fortifications, and low-flying aircraft.

The Browning .50 caliber machine gun was used extensively as a vehicle weapon and for aircraft armament by the United States from the 1920s to the present day. It was heavily used during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, as well as during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in the 2000s. It is the primary heavy machine gun of NATO countries, and has been used by many other countries as well. With the exception of the .45 ACP M1911 pistol, the M2 has been in use longer than any other small arm in U.S. inventory.

Our solid resin non-firing display gun is nothing short of stunning. It really does look like the real thing from just a few feet away. It was cast from a silicon mold of an original M-2 in the IMA collection and therefore is not only an accurate 1:1 scale but has all the details of the real thing. It has been expertly air brushed to provide the cold glimmering look of steel and the warm richness of walnut wood grips. For added authenticity we have used metal fittings at the pintle point to allow you to correctly mount this weapon (we have ours mounted on an M2 tripod for the sake of space) as well as an added metal wire frame that runs through most of the more delicate areas of the gun, and used a 6 INCH STEEL BOLT with large washer at the detachable barrel joint, as well a a STEEL INNER BARREL with resin over-wrap to insure ease of transport and strength of display, be it in your show room or on the back of a Jeep!

This is it, finally an affordable, safe, robust, quality display alternative to spending many thousands of dollars on a liability laden display gun. Perfect for gun enthusiasts, as a prop firearm for theatrical and film productions or one amazing childhood toy for epic war games.

*Steel pintle and steel tripod not included with purchase but are available separately.

Gun weight without pintle or tripod is a sturdy 17 lbs!

Overall length is 64.5 inches!

Original WWI German Spigot Mortar available
Sale Pending 8/28/2015

German WWI Model 1916 grenade launcher (Granatenwerfer) for sale

This Granatenwerfer 16 is only the second one we have ever had available.
It has all original with original paint.
The gun measures about 16 inches in overall length. The 10 gauge barrel 14 inches.
he height is about 9 inches and weight is about 12 pounds.
This fire 10 gauge blank shotgun shells that are readily available.
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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!
There are no projectiles included, but they are available online.

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.
Sale Pending 8/28/2015 to Harry

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.

Wanted more 40mm Bofors Anti-aircraft guns!

These guns are in absolutely fantastic condition, complete with tools, spare parts, utility boxes, custom covers, new tires, new original ammo holders in their original  boxes, shell casings, and various other accessories. They can easily be towed anywhere and include the towing lights and hook up cables. 

Sorry we sold all three of these and we are currently looking to buy more!

   Hurry as the last one of these fine guns we had sold in less then 24 hours. If you are looking for any WWI or WWII cannons - Please contact us and get on our wanted list.  We are also buyers for ANY  type of cannons to buy for cash or to place on consignment on this website.

See some recent WW II cannon sales HERE!

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