76mm Bofors !?!

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Post by stril » 06 Sep 2003 11:42

hello.
Maybe this can be a useful link about the use of those 76 mm.

http://server794.dnslive.net/~vrakdykk/knm_froya.htm

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Post by John T » 06 Sep 2003 21:39

Erik E wrote:This is one of only 2 locations I have seen the sources mentioning
"76mm Lag". The other place is told to have been a ex-Norwegian naval gun. I guess this could also be the same then!

Most of the artillery used in Norway were bought from Bofors, or produced under licence here, especially in the navy.
A detail I Noticed is that weight was written in an old Norwegian style...("Vegt")

Did the Swedes write "Vegt" in 1918???

Erik


Morn Da!
As an earlier post said, it is not Swedish BUT-
Bofors made herself a name producing guns the way the customer wanted it. So it might be produced in Sweden.

In "Bofors 350 år" by Fransson I found a reference to Norwegian orders in 1915-1916 for 6 76mm submarine guns and 6 76mm AA "Airguns"

(You got me cleaning up the bookshelfs and eventually I found what I was looking for.)

Your gun looks Very much like the Swedish Ubåtskanon m/15.
With L/23,7 and the funny muzzle.
So your measure of 1,7m makes sense OTOH I do not know the difference between the Swedish and Norwegian submarine guns.

The Swedish m/15 AA guns where L/42 and had a very different mounting.

So have a close look at photos of old Norwegian Subs :)

Cheers
/John

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Post by Erik E » 07 Sep 2003 23:38

So have a close look at photos of old Norwegian Subs


I will John!

Thanks for your help!

Erik E

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Post by John T » 04 Oct 2003 14:19

Erik E wrote:
So have a close look at photos of old Norwegian Subs


I will John!

Thanks for your help!

Erik E


I did mix up the designations,
m/15 AA gun
m/16 Submarine gun
but here is a photo:

Cheers
/John T.
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Post by Erik E » 04 Oct 2003 17:13

Hallo!

Interesting drawing! I see alot of similarities, so I guess it has to be this one! Still haven`t found any good photos of Norwegian submarines, but I will try even harder now :)

Thanks again!

Erik

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