Skip to comments..950 Caliber Rifle
Posted on 02/03/2012 10:45:25 AM PST by jsh3180
According to this video, it's the largest rifle made.
Wouldn’t a “4-bore” shoot a 1750-grain ball?
These are not rifles in the commonly accepted sense. These are cannons that happen to rest on the shoulder and are fired by a finger trigger.
The recoil would knock the Terminator backwards.
Want to make a neat ‘cannon’ for annoying your neighbors?
Take a 7 or 8 foot piece of pipe- big enough to hold a tennis ball (not a tight fit, and not too loose)
cap one end
put a pin through it about 1 foot down from the other side, to keep the tennis ball from rolling all the way down.
Drill a hole about 6 inches below that
put in a tennis ball, squirt a good amount of lighter fluid into the hole, and light it with a match
really cool- my friends and I used to shoot each other with these homemade cannons and you could knock someone over if you got a good blast.
Fun for the whole family and small animals too
An even dozen ordered by the owners of Jurassic Park.
“See my rifle ‘ere mate, it’s better than yours. It goes to 11.” /spinal tap
Kind of reminds me of the guns on Admiral Dewey’s “Olympia.”
They look like field artillery pieces with a huge brass “shoulder stock” bolted onto the side of the gun.
A 12.5 gauge would be smaller than a 12 gauge.
The Finns, Poles, and Japanese all fielded 20mm antitank rifles, but 20mm only equates to .79” .
So this is larger than 20mm diameter.
I'd bet there's some law that kicks in at 1.000.
|Swiss Solothurn, S-18/100 20mm Anti-Tank Cannon
(Manufactured for export and adopted by Italy, Hungary, and Switzerland.)
| Finnish, L-39 Lahti 20mm Anti-Tank Cannon
|| System of operation: Recoil, semi-automatic, rotating bolt
Overall Length: 85 in
Barrel: 57 in
Feed Device: 5 or 10-round box magazine
Muzzle velocity: 762 m/sec
Penetration: 35mm at 300m
| System of operation: Recoil, semi-automatic
Overall Length: 2 240 mm ( 88.2 in )
Barrel length: 1300 mm ( 51.2 in )
Weight: 49.5 kg ( 109 lbs. )
Feed Device: 10-round box magazine
Muzzle velocity: 800 m/s ( 2624 f.p.s. ) @ 15rpm (30max)
Penetration: 20mm at 300m - 60° (40mm using APCR ammo)
|| Above are two of the largest anti-tank rifles of their time. Japan also produced a 20mm cannon, the Type 97. Probably the largest weapon in this class, weighing in at a massive 59kg (130 lbs).
As you can see by the photos these were pushing the limits of what could be considered a portable infantry weapon.
Even though these guns had superior single shot performance compared to either the Boys or Browning, their sheer size and weight were a major handicap. Combined with the fact that tank armor was quickly reaching thickness impenetrable by even these behemoths, the days of an effective anti-tank rifle were over. However the Solothurn and Lahti continued to find service roles as long range light "sniper" artillery.
Here is a couple of interesting sites worth a vist: Jaeger Platoon WinterWar
Are you old enough to remember the old cigarette commercial “A silly millimeter longer (101)”!!!
For ‘normal’ human beings, a twelve or twenty gage with slugs and sabot slugs is more than enough to turn an intruder’s day to dirt nap. And the magazine allows for follow up shots in reasonable succession.
“Put er in mah gun cabinet next to mah 12.5 ga. shotgun.”
Nice, but shouldn’t that be an 11.5 ga. shotgun?
That’s what those Yosemite Sam revolver rounds look like outside Toon Town.
That would be .787 caliber weapon. A .950 caliber would be the equivalent of 24 mm. Either one is what used to be called a "cannon" when mounted on a fighter aircraft.