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What are these? 50 caliber Machine Gun Barrels??

Article about: Now I believe the barrels maybe from the Oerlikon KBA cannon which is similar to the Bushmaster in US service.

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    Now I believe the barrels maybe from the Oerlikon KBA cannon which is similar to the Bushmaster in US service.

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    Are you saying these go together? THere is a date of Aug 1967 inside the one thing...Very confused?

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    The breech cyliner is from a rotary cannon like a mauser, it uses gas from the fired round to rotate the cyclinder via a slide and camm. The 2 barrel ends appear to be from a Oerlikon KBA cannon (Perhaps from a paired mount) from a Anti Aircraft gun or light armoured vehicle like a APC. So not from the same gun unfortunatly.

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    Could it be 30mm MK 103?
    30 mm MK 103 (Maschinenkanone 103)

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    Ok, I've IDd the breech cylinder as being from a Pontiac M39A3 20mm Revolving Cannon which was used in the F5 Freedom fighter. Its based on a WW2 German Mauser design.

    Factsheets : 20mm Revolving Cannon

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    Thanks so much...I'm not sure what I am going to do with these. Pretty heavy. They were all being used as door stops in a house that went into forclosure. They look nice in our antique shop!!!! Glad I know what they are.....Thanks again...

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    I was thinking they were from the Hercules or puff the magic dragon

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    The Oerlikon KBA was fitted to M113 recon/troop carriers until replaced by the Browning .50 cal. BMG. The Dutch Army still uses it on some of theirs and the Aussies used to as well, but they may have stopped by now, I can't remember I'm afraid...

    Regards, Ned.
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