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    Hi Guys, I had the chance to photograph these at work last week.

    These were the 13mm anti tank rifle rounds developed by the Germans in 1918 to counter the new Allied tanks.

    The headstamps:

    T67 = T round with a brass case made from 67% copper

    P is for Polte, who made the round.

    18 is for the year, with the other number indicating the month of production.

    John Browning obtained some of these and they helped form his new .50 cal design.

    These are inert.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Nice to see these rare rounds , i know they are hard to find , thank you for showing

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    They are not common.

    Funny thing is, I had 4 come into work in one week! Like the old joke about waiting for a bus and then several come at once.

    These two were left for sale as part of a large WW1 British group. The other two were sadly not left for auction.

    I have always wanted to own a T Gewehr. These are classed as obsolete calibre here in the UK and so the rifle can be owned live. The rounds must be inert, no propellent, primer must be made inert and the steel core must be drilled or cut.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    More info can be found in this old thread:

    German WW1 13mm T-Gewehr Anti Tank Rifle.
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    If I recall correctly, the Anti-Tank Rifle on display at the Ft.Knox Patton Museum was marked as being produced by Mauser...Somewhat similar in appearance to the Current US Issued .50 Caliber Bolt Action Sniper Rifle, mounted on a Bipod with Long-Range Scope...
    cheers, Glenn

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