16"/50 caliber Mark 7 gun. Kind of hard to tuck into the pocket however.
This is a discussion on Largest caliber rifle ? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I was not able to find this previously posted. I believe some members here would be interested in this. Following is a link to a ...
I was not able to find this previously posted. I believe some members here would be interested in this. Following is a link to a short article and video. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...ts-Are-40-Each
I did some more googling and found an article from Feb of 2012. Three rifles were made. The rifle in the video is the smallest and lightest at 50 pounds. The other two are over 100 pounds. The caliber is .905
105mm, solid fixed case with a center fire primer, rifled bore.
I can't think of a reason to disqualify the M40 recoilless rifle (darn). Good find!
Wow. That's no bunny gun. NICE.
The U.S. Army Ordnance Museum in Aberdeen, MD has a display model of a U.S. rail gun for coastal defense.
Got to prowl around the Normandy coast some years back. Looked at the German coastal artillery emplacements near Pointe Du Hoc. Really impressive! Many feet of reinforced concrete (15 or so?) covered with many more feet of earth (somewhat more than 15?). Then we came upon one that had been engaged by the battleships Arkansas and Texas. There was a hole through the whole thing! I entered that gun emplacement through the hole rather than going around to the front to enter. The German gun was still there. Must have been about 8-10 inches but I wasn't familiar with the type. The massive breech was split into thirds, rent by the application of unimaginable force to the steel of the breech. The barrel was still there too. Lying in broken sections upon the grass in front of the opening. The anti-aircraft shield that protected the gunners from sky born dangers was near 3/4-inch thick, obviously hardened steel. It was swollen and distorted horribly and split outward. My English friend and host pointed to this split saying: "that's likely where a gunner or two went out."
The Arkansas had "only" 12-inch guns and the Texas had "only"14-inch guns.
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The wife and I visited the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor. Just touching one those big guns is quite an experience and is very humbling. The majority of the tour "Guides" were volunteers all that had served on those old battleships. I just happened to hear a converstion between one of old Navy Vets and an old Army Vet while standing next to one of those massive guns. After the normal "ribbing" was over, the Army Vet made a statement to the Navy Vet, something to this effect. "I sure was glad that you Navy boys was around to help us out. I actually saw them big shells going over my head, looked like a bunch of Edsels, sounded like a bunch of Edsels too. When we finally made it over to where them shells hit, there wasnt nothing alive, even them grasshoppers that ate everything was dead".
I did not know whether to laugh or cry. I just tearily thanked them for what they had done. Their response was "Your welcome young feller"....
I was 58 years old at the time. "God bless the GREAtest GENERATION"
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In my 16-year-old foolishness, I fired both barrels of a .458 Win Magnum fine African double rifle at the same time on a bet. I will never fire a .458 Win Magnum again for any reason. Perhaps that's the reason for my bad shoulder today at 61.
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