Several of the rifles remained in service after World War II serving as an anti-helicopter weapon, while many others were sold to collectors, mostly in the United States. File Size. The Lahti L-39 is a Finnish 20 mm anti-tank rifle used during the Second World War. This round was originally designed for a large Maxim-type HMG (heavy machine gun) generally known as the T.u.F. Anti-TankRifle.rar. The rifle is a bolt-action rifle chambered in 20mm Vulcan. The entire front of the grip and trigger is protected by a large guard and a rubber buffer to protect the operator's hands from the spent casings which eject from the bottom of the gun at very high speeds. Instead, a rotating crank lever on the right side of the gun is used to pull the bolt back. Lahti M39 WW2 20mm Anti Tank Rifle 10 Round Magazine Description: SALE PENDING A World War 2 Finnish Lahti M39 20mm Anti Tank Rifle Magazine that held 10 rounds. Soldiers with an L-39. A total of 1,906 L-39s were manufactured by Finland. I placed a Pepsi can beside the mag in the last picture so you can see the size of the magazine. Depending on condition and accessories, they sell anywhere between $5,000 and $12,000 — a big mark up from the 60s. The Lahti L-39 being used as an anti-aircraft weapon in 1942. Have you been searching for the perfect first anti-tank? To reduce recoil, the rifle is equipped with a five-hole muzzle brake and a padded leather recoil pad. DOWNLOAD. The Lahti L-39 is a Finnish 20 mm anti-tank rifle used during the Second World War. He designed two competing anti-tank weapons — a 13.2mm machine gun and a 20mm rifle. Price per 28 round can Wiki says 20mm Vulcan penetration with following round types is: * M53, API has 6.3 mm RHA penetration at 0 degree impact angle and 1000 m range. The first attempt was made by the Germans during World War I with the 13.2mm Tank-Gewehr Model 1918, a monster Mauser anti-tank rifle five and one-half feet long and weighing 40 pounds. Books, Manuals, Magazines, DVDs During the Winter War (1939–1940) Finland lacked anti-tank weaponry. Auctions & Sales 18. It was a semi-automatic, gas-operated rifle with the piston located beneath the barrel. Around December 1940, a Lahti L-39 replaced the original 13.2 mm L-35/36 machine gun on the single Finnish L-182 armored car. Stay in the know. It was effective at close range against light tanks and was employed against Soviet armour in Manchuria. The offering is another quality product from CCI, who already create some of the best .22 LR ammo around. Some rifles were abandoned in the heat of battle, but they were easy to replace. They managed to build 21 which brought the total up to … Medium Vehicles 6. The anti-tank rifle was born in World War 1 but saw its key evolution during the fighting of World War 2. This conversion was employed by the armored unit of 1. Even its magazine weighed almost two kilograms. I recently had the good fortune to receive a new ammunition line from CCI called Clean-22. Although the weapon was not able to penetrate newer Soviet tanks like the T-34 and KV-1, it still proved to be quite effective against bunker loopholes/embrasures, long range targets, and even aircraft. Developed by the famous Finnish designer Aimo Lahti in 1939, this over-sized rifle soon earned the nickname the “Elephant Gun”. Users found the L-39 to be heavy and difficult to move in the battlefield. Almost as soon as it saw combat, it was obsolete. Introduced in 1939 and rushed into service for the Winter War, the Lahti L-39 fires a 20mm anti-tank round from a top-loaded magazine, and was capable of successfully engaging the … Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Often they are rechambered to .50 BMG to lower the cost of use. The barrel has a wooden jacket to allow transportation after firing has caused the barrel to heat up. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Recoil was not for the faint of heart. An Introduction to Anti . There are a total of [ 10 ] WW2 Anti-Tank Rifles (1939-1945) entries in the Military Factory. WW2 Finnish Lahti 20 mm Anti-Tank Rifle Ammo Box | eBay. It was used very successfully for long-range sniping, tank harassment, and anti-aircraft. The Anzio 20mm rifle is an anti-material rifle designed and marketed by Anzio Iron Works. 50 BMG rounds, golf ball, and a stick of SDRAM computer memory … As a result, it was usually manned by a team of two. A 20×102mm round with. A fully automatic version of the L39 was made in small numbers that served as an anti-aircraft gun. Last Update Date. 九七式自動砲: The Japanese Type 97 20mm Anti-tank Rifle. An L-39 mounted on a Finnish Navy speed boat. 20MM 20mm Vulcan Electric Primed, brass case AP ammo, linked in original 28 round can. GUNS Magazine The Boys Anti-Tank Rifle - GUNS Magazine. Aviation & Marine 15. 1.0.0. The Lahti L-39 is a Finnish 20 mm anti-tank rifle used during the Second World War. The round was designed on the Gerlich principle of squeezing a larger projectile to a reduced diameter thereby increasing the velocity and helping the round keep velocity by means of a smaller diameter. (Photo courtesy: SA Kuva). Aimo Lahti had doubts about the original idea of a 13 mm anti-tank machine gun and started working on a 20 mm design. (Photo courtesy: SA Kuva), How a 80's Colt King Cobra Changed My Mind on Revolvers. A metal sled acted as a bipod and pivot point. Though lethal against individual soldiers, 20 mm ammunition is so large and heavy that its effects are inefficiently utilized on such relatively small targets. 1. M1918 @ 41 lbs. In the United States, civilian ownership remains possible, depending on state and federal laws. Trailers 8. Developed as a tank buster, it first saw combat during the Winter War of 1940. A soldier looks down the sights of an L-39 during WWII. Tank Driving & Training 17. Ammunition was fed from a detachable top-mounted magazine. These days, there’s still a few Lahti’s available at auctions. The Lahti L39 20mm Anti-tank Rifle – Anthony's Firearm ... Lahti 20MM L-39 Anti-Tank Rifle - $9999.99. An L-39 that has been camouflaged for winter warfare. 20mm Lahti Anti-Tank rifle Archived. Radio Equipment 14. Jeeps 4. It is the first American anti-materiel rifle designed and produced with a … We spent six months and turned the corner of the recommend break-in round count on the striking Kimber Rapide Black Ice in 10mm Auto and have some things to report. Note the skis of its sled mount and the large muzzle device. Old Anti-Tank Rifle Rounds. Once back, a large button inside the trigger guard released the bolt and the L-38 could be fired. The rifle had adjustable iron sights calibrated between 200 and 1,400 meters and was equipped with unusual dual bipod, with two sets of legs, one with spikes for use on hard ground and the other with skids for use on softer ground or snow. The Lahti L-39 is a Finnish 20mm anti-tank rifle used during World War II. It used a 20x180mm case, propelling the 108g (1650gr) bullet at 950 m/s (3150 fps). Magazines held 10-rounds. In 1939, as World War II loomed over Europe, the L-39 went into production. 2020-10-08. Plant & Equipment 16. the 20MM Anti-Tank Rifle, Chambered in 20x102mm 'Cannon' Round, absolutely monstrously powerful single shot sniper rifle with intense recoil, one shot... Back To All; 20MM Anti-Tank Rifle. Lt. - 13.2 X 92 SR Ctr. The L-39 was, by all accounts, a superb weapon. It was nicknamed "Norsupyssy" ("Elephant Gun"), and as tanks developed armour too thick for the Lahti to penetrate, its uses switched to long range sniping, tank harassment and with the L-39/44 fully automatic variant, employment as an improvised anti-aircraft weapon. Gun Review: Going the Distance with the Kimber Rapide Black Ice 10mm. Land Rovers 5. Paint & Canvas 13. In 1936 the Estonian military purchased four Solothurn S18-100 anti-tanks rifles and these were well received by the army and plans were made to adopted the weapon and build their own, without gaining a licence. It is the first American anti-material rifle designed and mass-produced for public sale with a bore diameter in excess of .50 caliber in over 80 years. Included in that price were eight magazines, a snow sled mount, wooden crate, muzzle break, armorer’s tool kit, and spare parts. Like most cannon ammunition, 20 mm caliber weapons are typically used against large targets such as vehicles, buildings, or aircraft. A Lahti L-39 mounted on an M29 Weasel at the Green Mountain Boys machine gun shoot in Eden, Vermont. The front of the trigger guard was protected by a rubber buffer to shield the operator’s hands from the spent casings ejecting at high speeds. Soldiers moving an L-39 into place. In the middle part of the 1930’s, it became apparent to nearly all observers that another war was on the horizon. 2020-10-08, 12:58 AM UTC. Light Vehicles 3. The Anzio 20mm rifle is an American anti-material rifle designed and marketed by Anzio Iron Works. Get Guns.com offers and news, Need Help?service@guns.comCall (866)582-4867, PO Box 1131 13800 Nicollet Blvd Burnsville, MN 55337 ©2019 Guns.com. The Lahti L-39 is a wonderfully interesting 20mm Anti-Tank Rifle (ATR). Soviet snipers would fire upon the mannequin, and the Finns would then return fire at the Soviet snipers with the Lahti L-39.[1]. The Finnish Lahti L-39 Anti-tank rifle was manufactured by VKT and fires a 20mm round. Info. Officers who wanted smaller calibre anti-tank weapons believed that the muzzle velocity of 20 mm shells was insufficient to penetrate armour and a weapon with a higher rate of fire and in a smaller calibre would prove useful. The Continuation War (Finnish: jatkosota, Swedish: fortsättningskriget, 25 June 1941 – 19 September 1944) was the second of two wars fought between Finland and the Soviet Union during World War II. The Swedish Pansarvärnsgevär fm/42 made by the Carl Gustav company was an interesting early hybrid antitank weapon – a recoilless rifle firing solid armor-piercing projectiles. Today the rifles, especially those in working condition, are quite rare and highly sought after. 1. The magazines had a covered viewing slit on the right side to indicate the number of rounds left in the magazine, and a 15-round magazine was later developed for anti-aircraft use. (Photo courtesy: SA Kuva). Boys 0.55in. The gun weighed 109 pounds and this made it difficult to move around easily. Spent casings were ejected from the bottom just in front of the massive trigger guard. (Photo: Ben Philippi/Guns.com). Nicknamed “Norsupyssy,” Finnish for “elephant gun,” it had excellent accuracy, penetration, and range for its time but its size made transportation difficult. Its unique design incorporates skiis and a stabilizing bipod that folds down to anchor the rifle for recoil. While semi-automatic in function, the L-39's bolt locks back after every shot, and the grip safety also functions to release the bolt. Spares & Accessories 11. Ammunition is rare. The bolt had to be released in this manner after every shot. Anti-tank rifles at the Pattern Room 1 (from left to right): 20mm Type 97 (with box magazine), 14.5mm PTRD 14.5mm PTRS, 20mm Solothurn S18-1000, 20mm Solothum S18-100 (Courtesy: MoD Pattern Room) The muzzle velocity of 1,200 m/s gave armour penetration variously quoted as 33mm, 20mm or 15mm at 100m (the last being at a striking angle of 60°). It was possible to lose a finger if a shooter’s hand got caught between the guard and an ejected casing. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. He was kind of the John Moses Browning of Finland. WS Bookwell Oy, Porvoo, 2000, This page was last edited on 24 June 2020, at 01:51. After the first and second world wars,tanks saw significant upgrades in armor with the types of materials and thickness utilized. Divisioona (English: 1st Division) during 1941.[2]. (Photo courtesy: SA Kuva). The rifle is optionally available with a suppressor in place of the usual muzzle brake. Due to the stiffness of the recoil spring, a rotating crank lever was used to pull the bolt back. It had excellent accuracy, penetration and range, but its size made transportation difficult. - .55 Boys Rt.- .50 BMG. As they fire a round larger than .50 caliber, they’re considered destructive devices and are subject to the 1934 National Firearms Act. Check out the Guns.com Collector’s Corner. Release Date. By the end of the war over 1900 L39s had been manufactured by VKT (Valtion Kivääritehdas, "State Rifle Factory", modern day Patria) and put in the field. Shooting the 20mm Lahti L-39 Anti-Tank Rifle. 1. The rifle is also available in 14.5mm and Anzio 20-50 calibers; The Anzio 20-50 is a round consisting of a 20mm case necked down to.50 caliber. As a result, Lahti designed two competing anti-tank weapons: a 13.2 mm machine gun and a 20 mm rifle. By Chantry, July 14 in SASS Wire Saloon. File Name. CCI Clean Offers a Mess Free Solution in .22 LR. Armoured & Tracked 2. 91.26M. The rifle is a semi-automatic, gas operated weapon with the piston located beneath the barrel and ammunition feed from detachable top-mounted magazine with bottom ejection for the spent cartridges. 20mm Lahti Anti-Tank rifle. This beautiful Finnish made, semi-automatic, war proven 20MM uses 10 round inverted box magazines and weighs a moderate 109 pounds. The L-39 was developed during the 1930s by Aimo Lahti, a Finnish weapons designer. Motorcycles & Bicycles 10. Some remained in service after WWII as anti-helicopter weapons, but an estimated 1,000 along with 200,000s rounds of live ammo were shipped to the United States as surplus for collectors. Some deactivated weapons (with a steel bar welded into the chamber) have been reactivated due to their value. (for Tank und Flieger, the intended targets) but although mass production was starting only a couple of dozen of these were completed by the end of the war. (Photo courtesy: SA Kuva). Because of this, Finland finally settled on the 20 mm design and started production. The Lahti L-39 is a Finnish 20mm anti-tank rifle used during World War II. Because the weapon fires rounds larger than .50 calibre, it is considered a destructive device and is subject to the 1934 National Firearms Act. 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