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    WWII German 5 cm Pak 38 Antitank Cannon

    It seems that I have agreed to purchase a Pak 38 that is located only ten miles away from me in Texas. It will need to be restored and has a hole in the barrel - part of the demilitarization process to get it imported. I plan on shooting with it one day. May I ask if any of our members have any technical manuals on this gun or perhaps the optical sight? It is my understanding the current owner has already amassed most of the parts needed to restore it. Thank you for your help.
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    What a really nice piece of history, well done !!! ....and more oomph than your 37mm (iirc)
    However, how hard is it to restore to live firing such that the hole is not a weak point in the barrel?....eitherway, Ill be looking forward to the progress


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    Hello Rich - Fixing the hole is just a question of money. The hole is in the chamber. A proper repair involves boring out the chamber, making an adapter with a new chamber and them welding in the adapter and the hole. A very expensive exercise to have the professionals do it over here.

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    This took my breath away I defenetly would like to smell the powder smoke after it fires

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    Very nice looking gun!
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    Sorry to get you all excited, but the deal did not happen.

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    Oh well, It should be a PaK 40

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    That's too bad. I'm sorry it didn't turn out for you.
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    Gutted, that would have been ace Steve, Id loved to have seen a 5cm and round...even if it wasn't shooting.
    I'm looking forward to hearing about the next target acquisition
    Rich


 

 

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