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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 20:35 pm 
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I have got it back from the shot blasters and while I wait for it to go into the paint shop I have been
sorting out the firing mechanism it is now firing off the primers ok no problem the next step is how do
I sort out what to put in black powder wise and what is the best way to load it not wanting to go down
the suck it and see method so any help tips of what to do or not to do would be very much appreciated
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Try and speak to the guys who have a live firing 25 pounder, they fire blanks in their gun. I do know someone who uses a kerosine diesel mix in a bag as well as a black pound charge in a T34 Russian tank wartime dated he has a section five for his toy. I think they use this in the film industry to give a fire ball effect.


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:13 am 
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The Garrison Artillery Group or others may be willing to advise on the construction of the blanks.

http://www.thegarrison.org.uk/

I don't know if normal Insurance will cover you for this at shows and I would imagine either you are the organisers will have to produce a full risk assessment including safety areas when firing.

Have you confirmed the date of manufacture now? 1944 if correct must have been one of the last produced.

A section 5 Licence would not be required for a T34/85 unless the machine guns are also live or the owner is a dealer.


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30thcammo wrote:
Try and speak to the guys who have a live firing 25 pounder, they fire blanks in their gun. I do know someone who uses a kerosine diesel mix in a bag as well as a black pound charge in a T34 Russian tank wartime dated he has a section five for his toy. I think they use this in the film industry to give a fire ball effect.

It's a paraffin mix not diesel, burns better and does not leave a residue.
The guy has section five.


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