7,5cm. Panzer Abwehr Kanone (PAK) 1940
In this photograph, Ralph Lovett is seen attaching the breech ring and barrel onto the candle and carriage of the 75mm PAK 40. The breech is visible within the breech ring. The red oxide primer is the type most frequently used by Rheinmetall and Krupp so it was again used. As with all the post-1898 pieces in the collection this weapon is BATF registered.
Ralph sets the barrel in place.
In this photograph you see the lower carriage after sand blasting and a coat of Ospho.
This is one of the spades before welding on a patch.
The PAK 40 barrel and cradle before sandblasting.
The PAK 40 double shield before separation and sandblasting. It was between these two shields that original Panzer Grey paint was found.
The old and new covers for the traversing gear.
The old and new box for the battery which is to power the brake lights.
Leon and Ralph with the PAK 40 after three non-stop months of restoration work.
To see more of this PAK 40 after the restoration
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