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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 19:53 pm 
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Thought you might like a picture of latest purchase a live firing 75mm Howitzer 1944
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 20:21 pm 
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Actually 76mm and 1944 sounds very late for one of these.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/76_mm_regimental_gun_M1927

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 21:14 pm 
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I was just going by what it was advertised as (75mm) as for the year it is stamped on the side 1944 that
is what I was going by but I stand corrected just need some brass to load for it
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Looks very familier did the seller pick it up from up north


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looks like the one Stratford Armouries had up for auction, very nice Chris

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This is one of the ex-Fininsh army ones which were released about 20 years ago. I assume you hold the apprpriate Licence.

Do you do Red Army Living History?


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I have no idea where it came from originally, I bought it at an auction in the Midlands last week.
I had to get my firearms licence changed over from a 37mm cannon to a 75mm and I must say
that Staffordshire Police Firearms Dept were amazing in doing this within 3 days I went down
today and picked up the 75mm and a live 40mm twin Bofors as well both on ticket I do not do
Red Army Living History
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I don't know how you guys do it 8) , what a great pick up.

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pioneer64 wrote:
I don't know how you guys do it 8) , what a great pick up.


Get a firearms licence which depending on which County you live in will either be hard or easy and go out and buy some.

You presumably have a section 5 licence or which ever one is required to own an automatic weapon, but most Counties do not know what they are doing with artillery.


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I don't suppose I'v ever thought about it, you can actually buy a live :o artillery piece, always though they were deactivated, live and learn 8)

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I know it is a bit of a long shot but does anybody have a manual for this baby ?
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I spent the weekend sorting the Howitzer out and under the crap and paint I found a
stamping on the barrel dating it as a 1939 assembly but the carriage is all dated 1944
after 6 hours I got the breach to close properly and the firing mechanism operating as it
should do there is still lots of stuff to free off yet but it is getting there
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Thats a nice peice of kit. Thank you for sharing

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A quick update on the Russian howitzer I have been working on it all week the rear spade assembly is now freed off and working
and the towing eye bracket is now off and waiting to be straightened out the rear locking assembly is free and working and also
the elevation gears have been cleaned out the barrel was lifted off the carriage last thing tonight after a lot of work with the heat
the pivot unit was rusted solid it has taken all day to free off and remove the 2 locking pins which hold the barrel on the carriage
so in the morning it is out with the air gun with the lapping wheel on and hopefully reassemble watch this space for further news
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Well finally finished freeing everything off it rocks and rolls like it should do. The piece of armour plate
that was missing that had been shot out of the right hand side which I had fabricated to fit in the gap
came today so out with the welder and in it went after a struggle. I am taking it down to be low pressure
glass shot blasted on Thursday apparently it does not damage the metal hardly at all when I was there
they showed me some alloy engine cases they had done it looked very nice all I need now is some shell
cases to load up for blank firing
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A few pictures before it went to the bead blasters
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