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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:07 pm    Post subject: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote



This thing real or homebrew? What is it?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote

That is real Smile

Its the L-39 20mm Lahti rifle, It was the "child" of Finnish arms designer Aimo Lahti. Over 1900 were produced. The Finish used it in the Winter War and the Continuation War agisnt Russian tanks. Shooting a 2,345 grains 20mm round it was capable of about 2600fps! At 300 meters (328 yards) it could penitrate 20mm (0.787") of tank armour! That big funny muzzle break you see is the reason why it was effective without ALOT of recoil. Lahti developed it to elimate as much of the recoil as possible. Shocked

It weights 110 POUNDS! And the barrel was over 51 inches long! Shocked Its nickname was "Norsupyssy" or "Elephant Gun" Very Happy

The rifle was good for the Winter War tanks used by the Russians, in the Contiuation War the Russians had more heavily armoured tanks so it couldnt penitrate the armour but they were used as Anti-implacement rifles instead to penitrate fortifications etc. But because of their weight instead of retreating with them they normally were left behind (mind you the Finish fought pretty hard in both wars so I dont think they retreated much Wink )

Its perfectly legal to own in Canada and in the US its a Distructive device unless its one of the ones that were converted to 50BMG as far as I know. Smile

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Edit: My mistake I confused the Boyds Anti-Tank rifle with the Lathi rifle so I dont actually know if its legal in Australia. Sad

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:36 pm    Post subject: Re: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote

cool info dmitri, thanks. now my question is, what's that dude in the pic hunting with it? Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote

Not sure, I think deer. Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:12 pm    Post subject: Re: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote

I remember seeing them advertised in mail order when I was growing up. Obviously pre '68.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
Not sure, I think deer. Shocked Dimitri

ROFL

Didja notice the size of the ear protectors on the truck hood? I don't think I would shoot it, even to get bragging rights.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote

Only in the land of "Buh-buh"... Hiding

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote

Bushmaster,

Not sure where it is Bushmaster, this is a blown up of his license if anyone can recongize it. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote

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cool info dmitri, thanks. now my question is, what's that dude in the pic hunting with it? Laughing

ANY THING he wants. That's obvious isn't it.

The Plates look to be Oregon

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote

Oregon,

Humm, Grizzly bear perhaps ?? Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote

Griz?!!? In Oregon? Hell no. Hippies (Eugene/Springfield) left over from the '60's maybe, but not Grizzly bears.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Re: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote

Dimitri wrote:
Not sure, I think deer. Shocked

Dimitri

Very Happy

A deer shot with that would be similar to a rabbit shot with a 308 I recond.
YOu shot it, skin it, cooked it, chew it, swallow it, process it and sh!t it out all in the same time. would be quite effective that..

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:53 am    Post subject: Re: LOL! This thing real or homebrew? What is it? Reply with quote

By the way check this link out:

www.thegunzone.com/peo...lahti.html

And this one is the guys photo gallery:

www.obscure-reference....index.html

Apparently the guys name is Gordon Greene, and they had a shoot in West Virgina Smile

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