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Old 09-11-14, 00:35
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Default 6 pdr Anti Tank

It needs a lot of work, but I sensed the poachers were starting to circle so I had to work a deal on this relic. The barrel is a modified/salvaged Bofors barrel, and there are numerous brackets etc missing, but when it comes to artillery you can't always be too picky. Best of all t was only an hour away.

Thanks to Rob and Tony who happened to be out there and helped load this along with the rest of the day's treasures.
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Old 09-11-14, 00:38
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Hi Rob,

Congratulations on your latest find. Do you know where it was made?

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Old 09-11-14, 00:47
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Default That was a great day Rob!

I'm glad Tony and myself could help out with the loading of this Canadian gem. Beautiful! Cheers Rob
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Old 09-11-14, 03:31
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I believe it was made by Regina Industries in Canada. Regina is about 350 km from here.
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Old 09-11-14, 09:29
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Nice find Rob, join the 6pdr owners club! Do you need a spares box for the shield?
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Old 09-11-14, 14:44
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Yes, I guess I will need one.

I'm going to be a little skint (I believe that's the British word for "no money" ) for the next while as this and the other pile of parts that I bought were not cheap. But that's OK, as the snow will soon be here and I can sit in the living room and enjoy the fireplace.
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Old 09-11-14, 14:49
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That's ok, I prefer swaps!
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Old 09-11-14, 19:54
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Default Ammo box - 6pdr - ebay

Not mine...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-ammuni...4#ht_24wt_1222

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Old 09-11-14, 20:22
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Ammo boxes are no rarity around here. Every farm auction has a couple. Even the 6 pdr bullets come up a couple times a year, but I'll worry about finding all the main gun parts first.

The tires on it now are original rims welded to jeep rims with jeep tires. It did come with a pair of original 8-25-10 tires, although one of them is blown so the hunt for replacements will begin. We installed forklift tires on a couple of similar guns at work, but they are a bit small for the application.

I bought a muzzle brake for it about a year back from MLU so I got lucky there. I have plenty of projects to keep me occupied for the next while so this one will go out to the yard until it's turn comes up.
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Old 09-11-14, 21:28
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The tires on it now are original rims welded to jeep rims with jeep tires. It did come with a pair of original 8-25-10 tires, although one of them is blown so the hunt for replacements will begin. We installed forklift tires on a couple of similar guns at work, but they are a bit small for the application.
Great find again, Rob!

You're shopping at that scrapyard like some wives do at a shopping mall when they are bored

Anyhow, re. tyres, here's an ad which might be of interest: http://www.milweb.net/classifieds/la...d=73449&cat=50


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These are 3/4" smaller in diameter than the original 8.25-10.00 tyres
that were used but are brand new with no cracking or perishing.
Also correct tubes with cranked valve availiable. Small quantity only.
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07981 993476
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Old 09-11-14, 22:10
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A quick search on the net turns up those tyres cheaper from a tyre dealer.
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Old 09-11-14, 22:16
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A quick search on the net turns up those tyres cheaper from a tyre dealer.
Yes, I am sure that size can be sourced from a variety of dealers. But the seller is to be commended for finding a tyre which does not look half bad, eh?

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Old 09-11-14, 23:23
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I did buy these tyres and am reasonably happy with them. They are a bit smaller though. According to the add only 3/4" but the seller thought this meant diameter instead of width. They actually are 4" smaller in diameter.
Still, they look ok and give a good ride on the gun. The original 8.25x10 Firestones made the gun jump all over the road.

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Old 10-11-14, 00:55
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I measured the original tires and they seem to be around the 27" mark. A few of the forklift tires in the 7.50 size, along with the mule tires, measure up around 25" diameter, so a difference of 2 inches, or 1" in ride height. Winter is almost here so the tires will likely wait until spring at the very least.
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Old 10-11-14, 20:41
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Ammo boxes are no rarity around here. Every farm auction has a couple. .
You could probably fund your restoration project by buying them and selling them to the Uk - almost every "British Airborne" Jeep owner wants several for their Jeep Hood!

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Old 10-11-14, 23:29
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Rob,
Sorry I missed out on this summers recoveries.Looks like things are happening out there this year and I'm missing out on them! You warned me once I find a girlfriend I won't have time for the hobby! Sure is nice having one though! How is the space in the quonset holding out? Must be tight in there now! Hope I can make it out there at least once next year if there's anything left!
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Rob,
Sorry I missed out on this summers recoveries.Looks like things are happening out there this year and I'm missing out on them! You warned me once I find a girlfriend I won't have time for the hobby! Sure is nice having one though! How is the space in the quonset holding out? Must be tight in there now! Hope I can make it out there at least once next year if there's anything left!
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Don't worry Derk, the novelty will wear off eventually. We'll get you back.
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Old 02-07-19, 23:20
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Default 6 pounder under new management

After a long drawn out high stress trading negotiation I became the new owner of this 6 pdr. Now begins the search for restoration parts, spares, manuals, rounds, etc, etc., If you can help with items or point me in the correct direction please post here or contact me. I've posted some project photos and reference photos and you can see the many items needed.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Kf...cLXeKdcOhSkOZC

Also thanks to Jon for transporting it to Edmonton.
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Congratulations on the new acquisition. We are lucky to have Rob in the fold, both for his generosity of knowledge, and his willingness to share his treasures.
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