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I think I read that the American .50" winchester round and Boys .55" was based on the 13mm mauser round and thats why there similar, any one confirm?


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Oggy wrote:
The first AT Rifles were in fact 13mm Mauser Rifles......
...which were called Tankgewehr. And to be hiperaccurate, prior to that weapon there were used AT bullets for ordinary rifles to penetrate shields used in the machine guns to protect their crew.


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The Marosczek was Polish, based on the Mauser wasn't it?

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Oggy wrote:
The Marosczek was Polish, based on the Mauser wasn't it?
Why in english literature almost everybody write "Marosczek"? This man was named Maroszek. There are some photos here: http://www.iirp.prv.pl/piechota/karabin ... y_KbUr.htm
The idea was the same. But the caliber and the type of the bullet was different. And the breech (I don't know is that the proper english word) wasn't the same as in the Mauser rifle. It was based on the prototype KP 32 rifle, constructed also by Maroszek. It was much simplier than Mauser construction.


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Meczyk wrote:
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The Marosczek was Polish, based on the Mauser wasn't it?
Why in english literature almost everybody write "Marosczek"? This man was named Maroszek.
Same reason you have 'problems' with English - it's not our Mother tongue :wink:
Good link tho.

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I've found some strange information: " During the battle for France, the French acquired the British Boys bolt-action anti-tank rifle. Seven Boys anti-tank rifles were used in the Corps Francs in 1939 and a approximately fifty were given to special anti-tank platoons. " (taken from http://www.thefaceofbattle.com/equipment/boysatr.html ). Can anyone confirm or deny it?


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