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Old 07-24-2012, 04:24 AM   #1
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I bought this at a local gun store for five bucks, I thought it might be a 12 gauge attachment as it fit on the end of mine. Wrong. Maybe. I dont know. The only other guess I would hazard is it's a grenade launcher attachment. If the pics dont do it justice, the construction of this object is about as mil-spec as it comes. This sucker was made to last, forever. Its about 6 inches long. On the big wing nut there is a stamped engraving that says EF. Its smooth bored, and looks certainly like a slip on attachment, where you would then tighten down on the wing nut to secure it in place. Additionally the sights on it do not allow for any windage or elevation changes; so whatever it was launching, shooting, blowing up must have been relatively close. Thats about as descriptive as I can get. Thanks for any info.

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Old 07-24-2012, 05:39 AM   #2
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Looks like a zip gun to me or a part of one just guessing

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I'm gonna have to hazard the guess of it being a m1 Garand grenade launcher. C3 would probably know for sure though.

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Second guess an attachment for an mg42 or a light machine gun of that type

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Second guess an attachment for an mg42 or a light machine gun of that type
I highly doubt that. All of them have box sights-venier sights.
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I'm gonna go ahead and say it's a 40's-60's rifle grenade mount with unkown country of origin or weapon designation...here are some U.S. ones...kinda similar.

http://www.inert-ord.net/usa03a/usarg/spigots/index.html

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It is a night sight for a MAS 49/56................

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Here check it out............

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Well there it is...Thanks! Ive been wondering about that stupid thing for over two years now.

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Well there it is...Thanks! Ive been wondering about that stupid thing for over two years now.
Wonder if it's worth anything
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