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    They say "seeing is believing" but in this case I'm not so certain, behold the American WW1 experimental Artemis Rifle,

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    Ill never think of "Small Arms Fire" in the same light again, not far behind a British "Trench warfare Elephant gun" which must have been very effective, as I don't recall any Elephants breaking through the frontline,

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    The last highly impractical "Weapon system" speaks for it's self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andron234 View Post
    They say "seeing is believing" but in this case I'm not so certain, behold the American WW1 experimental Artemis Rifle,

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    I think that is actually a punt gun:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punt_gun

    Karl
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    You missed this photograph. It shows a M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun mounted on an elephant.

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    A wit added:

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    I have read that the 'elephant gun' was used against snipers, whilst the Germans used similar weapon the Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr against light tanks.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_1918_T-Gewehr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naharaht View Post

    A wit added:

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    I nearly spit water all over the screen with this one. And then I promptly stole the picture and sent it to every geek I know. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andron234 View Post

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    I’m curious if this is a WWII British Home Defense weapon for the possible German invasion? Considering some of the off the wall things that came up I really wouldn’t be surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andron234 View Post
    Ill never think of "Small Arms Fire" in the same light again, not far behind a British "Trench warfare Elephant gun" which must have been very effective, as I don't recall any Elephants breaking through the frontline,
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    This is a couple of Ruperts checking out a captured German Mauser Tankgewehr '18 as pictured by David above.
    The elephant guns used were big game hunting rifles, much more handy for anti sniper work !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BwanaJoe View Post
    I’m curious if this is a WWII British Home Defense weapon for the possible German invasion? Considering some of the off the wall things that came up I really wouldn’t be surprised.
    Yes, it does look like one of Lance-Corporal Jones' inventions from Dad's Army.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BwanaJoe View Post
    I’m curious if this is a WWII British Home Defense weapon for the possible German invasion? Considering some of the off the wall things that came up I really wouldn’t be surprised.
    I'm pretty sure it's pre-WW1.

    Karl
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    Quote Originally Posted by andron234 View Post
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    The last highly impractical "Weapon system" speaks for it's self.

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    Necessity is the mother of invention...

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    Or desperation?
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    Nice picture of the Mk2

    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuy59 View Post
    Necessity is the mother of invention...

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    Or desperation?



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