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Building or should i say finishing of a long overdue project, a M1 bazooka with the square fire box at the back and the two handle grips with the sight is ambidextrous, as a bazooka I find this the best of the bunch, comfortable to hold with a sight system that allows both left and right handed shooters to use it, unfortunately the early rocket system needed improving as it wasn't that reliable.

The Bazooka I copied was donated to a Dorset museum here in the UK just after the war and ended up at the Army museum Chelsea London. A funny bunch who let me copy it for measurements but wouldn't allow me to take pictures unless i paid the a hefty sum. I have all the measurements that i copied years ago at the museum but cant find the measurement from the back of the tube to the back of the fire box, can anyone help.

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Could it be possible to help me out on a couple of sizes which i some how missed out on the fire box, the Fire and Safe tag on the side of the box, the hole in the side of the fire box where the conduit enters, and how far apart are the screw on the top centre to centre that holds the box cover in place.

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Thought I show the progress of my M1 bazooka, not much to do most bits are made ready to fit apart from odd sizes I need to work out. This bazooka is the very early type with square trigger guard and ambi sights for left or right handed users. Funny how there are so many variants of sights and small features on just the M1 itself. The original M1 I copied from was an original M1 but modified to M1A1 spec removing the fire box only replacing with 20 inch banding and contact banding etc plus a grip sling swivel.

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More Picture, when its finished I will post again and add it to my M1A1 Saving Private Ryan bazooka one of 6 made for the film set, Just need a M9 to finish the wartime series of rocket launcher examples from WW2 may be add a M18 recoilless which wont happlen as the prices for these are stupid money.

Due to picture resizing some pictures are a little distorted but all parts are made exact to original copied.

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Now finished apart from adding the fire and safe on the fire box at the back.

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Beautiful work to say the least!


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Very Cool! 

Great job!!

So any intensions to have any type of launchings/ Sim rounds????

 

Semper Fi

Phil


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Fantastic craftsmanship!  Well done!

 

Tom


Looking for items related to the Ninth Coast Artillery District and 6th Coast Artillery Regment

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