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    Picked this up last week !

    While Im on I thought I would let you know that I picked this up last week.
    Its a Soviet 85mm D44,these guns were designed in 1943 but didn't go into production until the late 1940's.
    I believe it is a very good attempt to copy the British 17 pounder and has a lot of similarities.
    The gun requiries a full restoration,so that will join the others in turn.

    pics attached

    Rob...................rnixartillery.
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    Hell mate,

    what a fantastic find, what a bloody good thing to get your hands on, god ime envious.

    Andy

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    Thanks for posting the pictures Rob.

    It is always good to have something to keep you busy. Where was the second picture taken? There is a lot of stuff all in one place.

    PC

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    outstanding..

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    Wow

    Quote Originally Posted by rnixartillery View Post
    While Im on I thought I would let you know that I picked this up last week.
    Its a Soviet 85mm D44,these guns were designed in 1943 but didn't go into production until the late 1940's.
    I believe it is a very good attempt to copy the British 17 pounder and has a lot of similarities.
    The gun requiries a full restoration,so that will join the others in turn.

    pics attached

    Rob...................rnixartillery.
    WOW THAT IS NICE.
    Vinny

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    Nice - but reckon the other half would definitely try to use it on me if I brought anything like that home!!!

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    Talking Nice

    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyw View Post
    WOW THAT IS NICE.
    Vinny

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    What he said

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    If you want to know any info on this gun go a head and ask me. I am looking at the specs right now.

    Mark
    Last edited by V40; 7th January 2010 at 03:08 PM.

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    Hi Folks
    I have taken delivery of the D44,positioned outside the workshop so I can start freeing things off with a bit of heat.
    The gun has been de-activated and there are some parts missing so I need to track them down before I start the restoration.
    Can anyone advise me on the type of ammunition the gun would fire,I would really like to find an unfired inert projectile and case for display.
    These guns were designed in 1943 and manufactured from 1945 to 1953.

    Cheers
    Rob..........................rnixartillery.
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