model flak gun thing

#1
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Following my latest fumblings through The Snails drawers (no bravery award for me again) and cupboards we have this lovely item up for auction for Help them out.

We don't know how old it is, or indeed exactly what it is.

See this thread for the discussion and other photos please



auction ends 20:00Hrs 11th June 2008.
 
#2
theoriginalphantom said:
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Following my latest fumblings through The Snails drawers (no bravery award for me again) and cupboards we have this lovely item up for auction for Help them out.

We don't know how old it is, or indeed exactly what it is.

See this thread for the discussion and other photos please



auction ends 20:00Hrs 11th June 2008.
If anyone does actually know what it is, can they let me know!!!!

(Mr Snail, if you are reading this, tough shite, it's been under the stairs for years)
 
#3
#5
squiffy_parsons said:
Ok I'll start it off.

£15
It will cost that to post it, unless you want to collect it personally? :wink:
 
#6
3.7" Flak Gun , either Brittains Toys or Corgi.
 
#8
PartTimePongo said:
3.7" Flak Gun , either Brittains Toys or Corgi.
Nope, just spoke to Toppers, it's not a toy. It's bloody heavy as well.
 
#10
Looks a bit like a thing I had when I was a boy. doe's it fire sticks from a spring device?

Are the lugs coming up from the legs screwed ? What does the thing that looks like an exhaust valve do, alter trajectory ?
 
#11
JoseyWales said:
Looks a bit like a thing I had when I was a boy. doe's it fire sticks from a spring device?

Are the lugs coming up from the legs screwed ? What does the thing that looks like an exhaust valve do, alter trajectory ?
Have a looky here sweetcheeks:

Dale's Gun

More pickies there.
 
#12
It looks like a small flak gun. Are there any markings/serial numbers?

There should be proof marks on the barrel, normally at the breach end.
 
#15
I would strongly recommend that the status of this item as far as the Firearms act 1968 (as amended) is determined before this auction goes any further.

The suggestion that it fires a "percussion cap" is enough to make me think it ought to be checked out. We don't want someone inadvertently getting a long prison sentence. We have the expertise on here to find out what it is but it will need an inspection.

What county is it in?
 
#16
EX_STAB said:
I would strongly recommend that the status of this item as far as the Firearms act 1968 (as amended) is determined before this auction goes any further.

The suggestion that it fires a "percussion cap" is enough to make me think it ought to be checked out. We don't want someone inadvertently getting a long prison sentence. We have the expertise on here to find out what it is but it will need an inspection.

What county is it in?
this kind of cap, if indeed it does fire them



it would sit on the outside of the breech and provide a sound effect.
 
#17
theoriginalphantom said:
EX_STAB said:
I would strongly recommend that the status of this item as far as the Firearms act 1968 (as amended) is determined before this auction goes any further.

The suggestion that it fires a "percussion cap" is enough to make me think it ought to be checked out. We don't want someone inadvertently getting a long prison sentence. We have the expertise on here to find out what it is but it will need an inspection.

What county is it in?
this kind of cap, if indeed it does fire them



it would sit on the outside of the breech and provide a sound effect.
OK, I'd misinterpreted the previous description then. Sorry.
 
#18
That'll be cos I wrote it badly.
 
#19
EX_STAB said:
I would strongly recommend that the status of this item as far as the Firearms act 1968 (as amended) is determined before this auction goes any further.

The suggestion that it fires a "percussion cap" is enough to make me think it ought to be checked out. We don't want someone inadvertently getting a long prison sentence. We have the expertise on here to find out what it is but it will need an inspection.

What county is it in?

That's us told off.
 
#20
I've only gone and found out what this little blighter actually is


from the auction web site
Astra - 3.7 Anti Aircraft Gun - [pre war model], comprising: 3.7inch AA gun mounted onto a cast cruciform base, spring breech, elevation screw , rotating clearing & dark green finish.
Estimate: £90 - £120
Vectis


The snail has decided that its reserve is £250 (as its for charity)
 

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