Allied Artillery of World War Two by Ian V. Hogg

By Ian V. Hogg

This accomplished quantity describes the guns of the Allied forces that have been in use from 1939-45. every one of those guns is defined intimately with requisites and a desirable array of infrequent images and drawings. This well-researched paintings offers in-depth insurance of all kinds of artillery utilized by the Allies, together with: coastal and railway artillery, anti-tank, anti-aircraft, box, medium and heavy artillery.

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In theory, straight-pull bolts can be operated a trifle more quickly and are more easily worked without removing the rifle from the shoulder, but it is doubtful if there is any real advantage. Certainly no straight-pull rifle can be worked at the speed of the Lee-Enfield. Straight-pull rifles are said to be less likely to jam when exposed to sand and mud as there is no turning movement to draw deleterious material down between the bolt and the left side of the body. The Straight-Pull Mannlicher (Fig.

The main cylinder is also grooved longitudinally on each side for the bolt lugs to work in. Those grooves lead into the lug seatings which are cut on a screw pitch. The rear part of the body forms a short tang, which is bored for one of the three action screws. The bolt which is made up of the bolt cylinder C, the locking sleeve D, and the bolt cap E, is operated by means of the action rod F. The bolt cylinder is bored out from the rear for the striker and mainspring, and is slotted on the right side to admit the tooth (a) of the action rod.

The bolt cap E screws on to the rear end of the bolt cylinder. It is bored out for the striker, and has a shoulder inside, against which the rear end of the mainspring bears. At the rear end is a broad flange, with a clearance for the action rod. It is slotted out for the striker stud. At right angles to this slot is the safety slot for the striker stud. On the right side is a rib with an undercut groove for the stud (d) on the action rod. The front end forms a bearing for the rear end of the locking sleeve.

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