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M1916 37MM Cannon

Started by teufelhunde.ret , Sep 02 2011 09:47 AM

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#1 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:47 AM

Picture originated in China - early 30's. Is it a Stokes Mortar w/ sight? Thx!

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:00 AM

It's a 37 mm cannon that the US used in WWI and remained around into early WWII, primarily for training. Not sure of the nomenclature though.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:01 AM

It's a 37 mm cannon that the US used in WWI and remained around into early WWII, primarily for training. Not sure of the nomenclature though.


Would it normally have wheels?

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:10 AM

Thank you for the ID - with that, found more info:

http://www.barking-m...g/2011/03/P140/

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:18 AM

Yes, the 37mm would normally have wheels. Here is a photo of one at Camp Lee, Virginia.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:19 AM

Here's one in France in firing position
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:20 AM

Another one in France
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:20 AM

And one with 2nd Division soldiers.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:34 AM

Apparently it's of French origin.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 10:38 AM

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In service with the French and US Armies.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 04:31 PM

US Model of 1916 also know as the 1 pounder, the toy gun, etc

37mm French design Mle. 1916 same gun on the F-17 Tank. Doctrinally to be used without wheels to lower the gun in front line use. I believe there was a picture of one being used as a sub cal trainer for a Anti Tank unit somewhere here. No US made guns saw the frontline before the Armistice

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:52 AM

Thank you all for the education!


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