What is this THING?

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by radiologicaldepoe, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. radiologicaldepoe

    radiologicaldepoe New Member

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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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  2. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    Looks like a zip gun to me or a part of one just guessing
     

  3. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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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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  4. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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

    Marlinman New Member

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    I highly doubt that. All of them have box sights-venier sights.
     
  6. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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  7. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    It is a night sight for a MAS 49/56................
     
  8. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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

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  9. radiologicaldepoe

    radiologicaldepoe New Member

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    Well there it is...Thanks! Ive been wondering about that stupid thing for over two years now.
     
  10. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    Wonder if it's worth anything
     
  11. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I have seen em sell for as little as 10 bucks & as much $40.00..............
     
  12. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    Well **** that's better than the 5 he paid lol