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ww2 German grenade launcher or silencer?

can anyone identify this device? it is a little under 10" long it appears to

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    Don Tarasoff
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    can anyone identify this device?
    it is a little under 10" long
    it appears to fit the muzzle of a firearm
    the tube on the end has a fine thread to screw it on; there is a
    3/8" hole in the centre of the tube



    the two hinged pieces attached by the threaded screw are marked
    S499 and the bottom of the is marked L 26. No acceptance marks

    it has been suggested it may be an early grenade launcher
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    Yes thats a grenade-launcher, looks alot like the one for the K98k, but in that case it should have a WaA mark.

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    Silencer...For 98k would be my thought.................BILL
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    I'm adding another image.
    the tube is hollow
    could it be a device for firing blanks?
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    It definately has the look of a suppressor but I would hazard a guess that it is not for a K98k. My guess would be for an MP-40 or similar SMG. Now if the Germans had developed a special sub-sonic round for the K98k (I am unaware of one but maybe Bill knows of one?) then yes it would work for that as well.


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    Silencers have holes in the inner barrel and wire mesh stuffing ( best description I can come up with when I have been drinking ) between the barrel and the outer core.
    I would bet it is a grenade launcher attachment.
    Steve

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    I'm with Appie on this one. Nade launcher for a mauser.

    Ty

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    Default re: ww2 German grenade launcher or silencer?

    Ok, just looked at the 2nd picture and it looks nothing like the 1st. picture. I'm confused

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    Don Tarasoff
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    The second image simply shows the device with the tube removed and the base with the number L26

    From another posting I think it is a Haube L 26, suppressor for the K98. It is claimed it was designed by Schatzle and 1000 were made by Fuhrhop. apparently there is an example in the Springfield Armoury Museum and a sectionized one in the Oregon military museum. Mine is number S499

    I found this under " K98 silencer, "

    thanks for all the contributions

    Don

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    Default Re: ww2 German grenade launcher or silencer?

    Quote by Gary Cain View Post
    It definately has the look of a suppressor but I would hazard a guess that it is not for a K98k. My guess would be for an MP-40 or similar SMG. Now if the Germans had developed a special sub-sonic round for the K98k (I am unaware of one but maybe Bill knows of one?) then yes it would work for that as well.


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    Gary,

    The round on the left (green case) in a subsonic round for the silencer.

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