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December 02, 2006

A reader-submitted Whatzis!

SezaGeoff, from Down Under, sends us this, and asks us, "Whatzis?"

So, whatzis?

It's out there. Geoff provided a URL, too.

Good luck!

Comments on A reader-submitted Whatzis!
Eric Wilner briefed on December 2, 2006 11:59 AM

Looks to me like some sort of subcaliber adapter... it seems that the pistol cartridge is of smaller bore than the rifle (looking at the base and neck, respectively), which suggests that a special barrel (.32 ACP?) is contained within the adapter, and the bullet would be in free flight down the rifle barrel.

John S. briefed on December 2, 2006 12:09 PM

Hint- hint- it's one of the neat thingies that go bang featured as a "Cartridge of the Month." Find it (and others) with some history and pictures showing their nekkid intimate details over at http:CartridgeCollectors.org
They even have a PIAT cartridge there to arouse the Armorer..... My favorite is the Gyrojet, or maybe the .50 BMG flechette.

John of Argghhh! briefed on December 2, 2006 12:30 PM

Apropos of nothing whatsoever... the Arsenal does have a Gyrojet cartridge in the Holdings of Argghh!

J.M. Heinrichs briefed on December 2, 2006 01:19 PM

John S
Do have other photos of pop-out primer cartridges?

Cheers

Rod Thorsen briefed on December 2, 2006 02:03 PM

9 x 51mm SMAW (Shoulder Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon)

SezaGeoff briefed on December 2, 2006 02:37 PM

Well, that didn't take them long, John. I guess they have seen more of them than us!

Rod Thorsen briefed on December 2, 2006 03:03 PM

The URL was of..HMM..some assistance.

Neffi briefed on December 2, 2006 10:10 PM

Maggie's lipstick case?

Murray briefed on December 3, 2006 04:22 AM

It's a .22 getting fresh with a 7.62 trying to make a .38

Bloody randy Aussie rounds. I blame the fresh sea air.

Bob briefed on December 3, 2006 07:45 AM

It's a targetting round originally designed by the British for an anti-armour rocket. There was an automatic rifle with five rounds mounted parallel to the bore. You fired the sighting rounds until you hit the target, then fired the rocket. The one sticking out the back was based on the .22 Hornet case.

Bob briefed on December 3, 2006 07:45 AM

It's a targetting round originally designed by the British for an anti-armour rocket. There was an automatic rifle with five rounds mounted parallel to the bore. You fired the sighting rounds until you hit the target, then fired the rocket. The one sticking out the back was based on the .22 Hornet case.