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Help me identify strange and perculiar

Thread in 'Curios & Relics' started by FrogMan, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. FrogMan

    FrogMan The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    Has anyone seen a device like this? I was told its most likely German but who knows, Likely something missing.

    Here is what I have observed so far.
    • Periscope looks straight up so likely some kind of rangefinder etc. missing from the top.
    • Stock holsters comfortably aiming periscope straight up but also straight forward, that however leaves the business end pointing down so likely not.
    • Trigger operates a release lever on front of barrel tube thingie.
      • There is a second spring loaded lever at the front of the barrel tube, it is in open position and nothing actuates it.
      • There also looks like there is some kind of center firing pin in the bottom of barrel but also nothing seems to actuate it.

    • The knob on bottom likely operates angel of periscope (moves top in and out from stock)
    My next step is to disassemble this thing to see if there are any markings on inside and to free the periscope knob it thatch what it is, Im not sure if all the parts will survive the disassembly so all information before that happens is greatly appreciated.

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    triplestack3 Gone full semi-auto. Supporter

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    Is there a way to charge it? What happens when you pull the trigger?
     
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    when trigger is pulled spring loaded catch at the end of barrel releases.
     
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    That stub at the end replaces the bolt or cocking piece in a Mauser and fires the rifle. You are just missing the small mirror at the end of your tube.
     
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    NO!!!!! DON’T pull the trigger. The rifle that went with it (wherever it is) will fire. Then (you will be charged) with who knows what. Very cool nonetheless. I bet it’s a chore to hold still.
     
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    Trench warfare was brutal in ww1. This type of weapon was used to keep the operator out of the line of fire and accurately fire at the enemy
     
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    hmm, do you have any pictures of an assembled device?
     
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