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Original U.S. WWII 1945 Dated Inert 57mm T22 HE Round For The M18 Recoilless Rifle

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful example of a T-22, 57mm HE Round as used with the M18 Shoulder-Fired, Anti-Tank Recoilless Rifle. The round is completely inert and no longer has any explosive charges present and is equipped with a dummy fuse. The round is in total compliance per the current BATF regulations governing inert ordnance.

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The M18 recoilless rifle is a 57 mm shoulder-fired, anti-tank recoilless rifle that was used by the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean War. Recoilless rifles are capable of firing artillery-type shells at reduced velocities comparable to those of standard cannon, but with greater accuracy than anti-tank weapons that used unguided rockets, and almost entirely without recoil. The M18 was a breech-loaded, single-shot, man-portable, crew-served weapon. It could be used in both anti-tank and anti-personnel roles. The weapon could be both shoulder fired or fired from a prone position. The T3 front grip doubled as an adjustable monopod and the two-piece padded T3 shoulder cradle could swing down and to the rear as a bipod for the gunner. The most stable firing position was from the tripod developed for the water-cooled Browning M1917 machine gun.

The H.E. Shell, T22, was developed to provide a high explosive, anti personnel round for the 57-mm recoilless rifle. This round is provided with a point detonating fuze, T119E1. This example stands at 17 ½” tall and is fitted with a T126 Dummy Fuse instead of the original T119E1 fuse. The condition is excellent with much of the original paint having been retained. There is no significant damage present and the projectile is unable to be removed from the perforated shell casing.

Comes more than ready for further research and display.

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