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Identify this?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by capvan, Dec 15, 2009.

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  1. capvan

    capvan Active Member

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    Can anyone identify this gun?

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    Thanks!

    capvan
     
  2. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    What that is, is a long range small bore squirrel gun. We use em in East Texas to shoot the squirrels out of the pine trees when they go all the way to the top trying to hide. Sometimes when the hit the ground after shootin em, they are so broken up that they aren't good to eat, just kinda like a skin full of jelly.


    Gne J
     
  3. deking00

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    Don't know, but I wouldn't want to mess with her!
     
  4. moore5833

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    long range weasle gun
     
  5. wayneo

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    Single 20mm/70 Oerlikon?? Wayne
     
  6. samiam03

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    un-single lacking a high rib?
     
  7. Wahoo

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    I don't think it is the 20 MM used by the US during WW 2. For one thing, it has a flash suppresor and I've never even seen a picture of a US 20 that had one though some may have had them as anything is possible with ordnance. Secondly, the 20s had two flat, padded braces that curved up over the front and over the shoulder of the gunner. You leaned into them to help control the training and elevation of the gun. The US 20 had a large ring sight that was very prominent. It definitely is not what was called the "pom-pom" That was a multi-barrel weapon of 37-40 MM caliber that was a total piece of junk and were removed from ships as fast as the 20s could be obtained. The thing they did best was to jam.

    It is sort of stange that the two small-bore anti-aircraft guns most widely used by the US during WW2 were built under license from one of two neutral nations that never helped us at all - the 40 MM Bofors from Sweden and the 20 MM Oerlikon from Switzerland. Nothing like making a profit while other people are dying.
     
  8. Hitapair

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    I believe it is a Ljutic adjustable recoil w/ a spreader choke.
     
  9. capvan

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    I believe it to be a Oerlikon 20mm aircraft version auto cannon adapted to a ship mount. Some of the aircraft mounted versions had the flash hider for some reason. Maybe just mocked up for a decommissioned ship for tourists?
     
  11. capvan

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    Sorry, everyone. I have NO idea what ship this was on. I just thought the picture was cool and was curious as to what the gun was. I'm pretty sure it was a museum ship.

    Bruce
     
  12. bill2

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    I believe this gun is a build up for display. Jane's Fighting Ships may provide correct ordnance installed on Lexington (now a Museum). Bill2
     
  13. buckwheat

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    Most probably, Joe Kuhn got in some new barrel stock.
     
  14. Pull & Mark

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    Naw, your all wrong!!! Its a WWI Lewis machine gun that used to be mounted to a Newport on the top wing before we got-em to shoot thru the blades. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  15. kiv-c

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    It looks a lot like one of the AA guns I saw aboard the USS Hornet, a decommissioned WWII carrier docked in Alameda.

    In any case, it kinda looks like a part of the flight deck in the upper left of the photo. Kiv
     
  16. Frank C

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    Is that Elin Nordegren as a child??
     
  17. phirel

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    It is a gun on a boat.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Skeet Shooter!
     
  19. trap906

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    looks like the beginning of a very angry woman! kinda looks like Bonnie Parker!
     
  20. b12

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    I'm glad I'm not her husband. I can see who is the boss.
     
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