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#1 bmarvin

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 08:12 AM

Finally got around to taking a couple photos of my Manville items. I have all four versions of the rotary launchers (but only 3 hard cases). I should have a couple other items in the next month. Negotiations are on going

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:48 AM

Those launchers look awesome!

I think there was one in the movie The Dirty Dozen.

What exactly are they?

Ammo avail?


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 10:43 AM

Those launchers look awesome!

I think there was one in the movie The Dirty Dozen.

What exactly are they?

Ammo avail?

They vary in caliber (12 gauge, 26.5mm and 37mm). They were used in the movie Dogs of War

 

Here's my early movie poster that was crammed in the bottom of one of my cases

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#4 mattnh

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:03 AM

Yep, my bad, yes, the movie was Dogs of war!!!  I knew you would know, lol!

 

 

Found more info on them  https://en.wikipedia...iki/Manville_gun

 

Very cool - never knew what they were called!


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#5 jl7422

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 12:23 PM

Outstanding. . . I don't think I've ever come across a 12 gauge one for sale.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 10:38 PM

my ten cents

 

they were never sold as 26.5mm

just 25mm guns but they are loose enough to take the larger Euro rounds

 

while 12 gauge versions were made more likely are the 25 and 37mm inserts, simple sleeves but very very rare and make it into a SBS

 

ATFE is real queer on Manvilles

under the GCA in the late sixties they became DDs

in somewhere in the 70s standard 01

some claim they are no longer regulated

Heck the updated 37mm Hawk launchers are non regulated but, well it's the bureau

realistically DOJ would lose the case prosecuting one as a DD

 

We have a decent example up for sales or grabs in 25mm at a bit over a couple grand

tired of staring at it


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