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Continuing the Whatziss

 So, I admit it, I'm very tempted to be cruel, and leave you with just this:



In fact, I think that's a good idea.



 


But it would also be cruel, even for me.  So, I'll flip the thing on it's side and give you this.


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Google tells me things but I can't say I know the bigger picture.  I'm guessing artillery.
 
Pshaw. Anybody* can clearly see it's the front housing of a sub-caliber gun barrel!
From that, I infer that it is the business end of one of the devices used to fire small-caliber rounds through large-caliber weapons. Is it  for making big guns fire little bullets? I know the Soviets used them for training tank gunners.

*Well- anybody who knows how to use WebFLIS, anyhow.
 
Oh, jees, take the numbers off, willya?

Housing, front, sub caliber gun barrel. manufacturer's code 19206, Department of the Army.
 
Take off, hoser!
Oh wait, you can't....
 
Og - interesting that you found that.  I only looked briefly, and found nothing, which is why I left the numbers visible.  But, there's this thing called work and I have to show up on time.

And using your text, it came up - but that website didn't come up in my initial search.  [note to self, never show mercy again]

Feh.

This is only part.  The matter remains - subcal for what?
 
Well,  a super wild guess on my part but it looks like a reusable tool that you stick in the business end of a shell or bomb to prime/set the fuse.
 
Part of a blank  adaptor for a M2 ?????
 
Subcaliber for a 105mm Howitzer maybe?  Sure doesn't look like the gizmo we used to shoot wax bullets on the 155, but that was a long time ago, and my memory...  what was I saying? :-)
 
To continue that posted by og,  it was manufacutred at Watervliet Arsenal, the NSN is 1005-00-724-1519, and the cost is currently $68.01.  Webflis is a wonderful tool...


Gromit

 
 It's the muzzle end housing of the M149A1 sub-cal adapter for an M67 90mm recoiless rifle, used for training.
 
That would make it 7.62mm. 

Bill Ricca has (or had?) what he thought was the only one in captivity.  Of course, these are not a lot of fun without the 90mm Reckless rifle to use it in.  But, it would work nicely in one that was demilled to ATF specs and therefore legal in your area (but perhaps not everywhere....). 

Reminder-  Do NOT shoot reckless rifles off the firing point at the Castle!  You need to add another sign "BEWARE OF BACKBLAST"
 


Too damn easy when you give us the P/N there bro. but I don't have a clue which particular gun

HOUSING,FRONT,SUB-CALIBER GUN BARREL 

Manufacturer Information:
11577676 19206 ARMY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DBA WATERVLIET ARSENAL



Techincal Specification:
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS ITEM DESCRIPTION 1MATERIAL:ALUMINUM ALLOY;6.13 IN. LG;3.545 IN.DIA;96 DP DIAMOND KNURL 30 DEGREES RAISED,1.63 IN.LG;FIRST ENDCENTER HOLE 0.562-18 UNF-2B;4 HOLES 0.50 IN.DIA EQUALLY SPACED;ANODIZE PERMIL-A-8625,TYPE I OR II,CLASS 2,BLACK;FINISH 125 MICROINCHES

 
When I googled the part number on the whatzis, the third link was to a PDF of TM 9-1015-223-23P,  the unit/direct support level parts manual for the 90mm recoilless rifle M67.

It's hard to NOT figure it out under those circumstances.

On a different note, John, watch your e-mail.  I have artillery pron for you.