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OQF 6 Pounder Anti-Tank Gun
This is the archive of the restoration, over 2 years hard work, parts scrounging and long volunteer days. Thanks to all who participated in it.
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Panasonic Home Cinema | http://www.panasonichomecinema.net, Mon, 16 Jul 2012 8:28PM
I haven't looked yet.
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HS Kleiman, Mon, 4 Jun 2012 2:23AM
Always interesting to see an oldie but goodie restored to 'as new' condition
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pat, Wed, 23 May 2012 11:05AM
have only just seen your restoration.excelent job. I am about to start construction of four airborne 6pdr's with the broken leg trail and was wondering if you had any parts for sale that may help. At the moment I have four sights, two original rims and six rims that could be converted but no tyres, anything else would be a great help.

Regards louis
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Louis Wright, Mon, 19 Sep 2011 1:31PM
Can anyone tell me exactly how a 6-pounder was fired? I'm writing a book on WWII in North Africa. My uncle was a gunner. Would be most grateful.
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R S Cox, Tue, 23 Aug 2011 1:53PM
Great project - fantastic photos. Tis a beautiful Mk 4. My brother-in-law (Pvt. Robert Hilton) was in the 2nd Platoon, B Battery, 81st Abn AA Battalion, 101st Airborne Division. Bateries A,B, and C were anti-tank. Bob died outside of Bastogne on Jan. 4, 1945. I'm writing his biography of Bob for the family, and I've been searching for good photos of the airborne version of the 6-pounder - the Mk 3.  May I use two of your photos in his biography? Specifically the open sights and the scope sight pictures?
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Eloy, Wed, 2 Mar 2011 7:12PM
Hi Gary
The restoration looks fantastic - Well done,
I have just acquired a 57MM here in the UK - Will be using for Living History as part of our British Infantry impression.
I am desperately trying to find a pair of British wheels and tyres plus a muzzle brake - Can you help at all? Happy to pay a fair price - Please let me know. All the best - Rob
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Rob Abbott, Tue, 11 Aug 2009 3:54PM
i have a couple of 6 pdr under restoration and chasing parts ie

trail arms to axle ring bushing,sight mount to elevator unit,dust gurds on barrle to sleigh and lock nut to breech toe to recoil slide any help would be good   and have parts covers and accesories to swap if needed
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rod, Fri, 19 Sep 2008 4:34PM
I just got a junky 57mm to restore, and need to know if you have any left over parts, or a line on them.

Thanks
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Frank Robertson | http://www.junk-halftracks.com, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 6:13PM
That's a nice setup. Is the 15 cwt CMP an original anti-tank tractor? I'm trying to find details of the fittings in the box of the ATT. Could you email me pix of the interior of the box? Thanks
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David Pope, Thu, 20 Sep 2007 9:35PM
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6 pounder AT gun

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MVC-016F
This was how it looked when we first aquired it.

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Breech cut , destroyed and useless

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ATF approved deactivation.
Its enough to make you weep !!


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No firing gear or extractors

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No elevation gear or sight mount

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Brakes siezed up, bearings shot.

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All in all, a right mess

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60 year old brake fluids

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Eurgh !!!

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No front gunshield

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No trail locks

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recoil slide frozen solid

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The Boss !!
Little Sir Grubby, head mechanic

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Frame up restoration

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all the bits taken apart and sandblasted

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muzzle threaded , looking for a MK V muzzle brake

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Lower shield was made from scratch !!!

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1st coat of British Army green

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new breech block and ejectors

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new paint

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Yet more paint

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Dummy shells in the racks

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On Tow (Pegasus is a Magnetic sign)

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Behind Paul's carrier

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Close up of new lower shield (made from scratch, Thanks Jeff !!)

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New hold over latch ( thanks Danny )

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M-24 Telescope mount
Refinished by our beloved Kiwi

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Complete with correct #22C Telescope
This mount is almost identical to the British MK II sight base.
"have a no.22c mk.11.r..."
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The final part of the puzzle
Thanks to Dan Dolan in New Mexico and Chad Phillips in New York , who helped put this deal together.

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See what a difference a scope makes

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A definate "brew-up"
Great shot Danny, now go put the kettle on....

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Temporary Muzzle brake !!

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Gun and Jeep
6 Pounder's debut Camp Roberts 2003
This was the first event that it actually fired !!


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Gun and Jeep
This came as a nasty surprise to Jerry

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OQF 6 Pounder
We mocked up the muzzle brake as we hadn't found our original one yet

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OQF 6 Pounder
Waiting for the off.

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Typical Gunner Attire
Scruffy gunners looking busy !!
""OK chaps!.. Sgt..."
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1st Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery in action
"This isn't a Battery ..."
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6 Pounder crew in action

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BANG !!!!!!

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Finally found a muzzle brake

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Having fun with the cannon
How many kids would love to have a cannon to play with??

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Feeding the workers

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Looking good

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Overwatch

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Crash Action !!

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What a racket !!

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Waiting for the Tiger......

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Sending the Tiger an APDS round...

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and now for the 222...

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222 Knocked out...next target......
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...gunner traverse right ...232 on the ridge....

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232 disposed of....next target..........

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......Sdkfz 251 troop carrier on the road....
"Now THAT is a picture..."
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...troop transport hit !!!.....

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Time for gunners to go bye-bye
On tow behind my 1942 CMP 15CWT

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""Right mate... y..."
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""Quick.. shove ..."
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artycrew

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iwm british 6 pounder aa gun 01

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brits

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"Doctor Harry writing ..."
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8.25 x 10 NDT tyres
Anyone got some of these in GOOD condition they want to sell?

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Tyre 8.25 x 10 NDT

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