View Full Version : For Sale, 40mm auto cannon - Inquire within

The Shadow
07-27-2011, 10:04 AM
This is a registered Machine Gun. Although it is of 40mm, it is an automatic weapon and has a 1968 amnesty registered breach ring. The gun is a functional Auto Cannon that has been completely restored and includes all military issued support equipment, literature and spare parts in fitted original crates. Modern reloading components and custom tools and 72 years of history built in! (http://www.ordnance.com/content/1938-austrian-finnish-40mm-bofor)


07-27-2011, 10:08 AM
Is that $145,000 delivered?

gun toting monkeyboy
07-27-2011, 10:09 AM
Only $145,000! What a steal! Alas, I don't think Mrs. Monkeyboy will go for it. She won't even let me get a reproduction muzzle loading cannon.

The Shadow
07-27-2011, 10:12 AM
Well, it does have 75 years of individual history that comes with it. That pretty much makes it one of a kind.

07-27-2011, 10:26 AM
Q: How does a weapon like this end up in private hands in the first place?

Presumably, since they mention it was registered under the MG amnesty (google found me a reference to the last onew hich was a 30 day amnesty from Nov. to Dec. 1968), it logically would have had to have been in private hands by the end of 1968.

At that point in time, wasn't this gun still a current military armament at the time (wikipedia says it was in service from 1934 to the present day)? After all, you can't exactly buy an A10 Warthog... or can you?


07-27-2011, 10:30 AM
Only $145,000! What a steal! Alas, I don't think Mrs. Monkeyboy will go for it. She won't even let me get a reproduction muzzle loading cannon.

I know, my wife won't let me either. Would be so awesome on 4th of July.

07-27-2011, 10:31 AM
What's the best ammo for this in a home defense situation?

Super Spy
07-27-2011, 10:42 AM
This would be great for a CalGuns Somalia Cruise.......I'd hit my limit on the first day.

07-27-2011, 11:39 AM
How much does ammo usually run?

07-27-2011, 11:54 AM
Is that the one FPS Russia was shooting?

07-27-2011, 12:09 PM
I'd be crazy not to buy it!

07-29-2011, 9:12 AM
I would buy it.... but he does not have any trade history on Calguns :)

07-29-2011, 11:55 AM
We had 12 of those on the ship I was on!

07-29-2011, 11:59 AM
Where do you get reloading dies for this??

I read the complete description and it comes with reloading tools! :)

07-29-2011, 12:08 PM
What's the best ammo for this in a home defense situation?

Bird shot.

07-29-2011, 6:42 PM
Normally you'd be directed to a bunch of threads about using bird shot for home defense. In this case you may be right.
Bird shot.

07-30-2011, 6:55 AM
looks like a great varmint round.

07-30-2011, 7:21 AM
i want one ;)

07-30-2011, 7:29 AM
How would that thing even be mounted to be fired? I've seen and heard 40mm before. It would require something specifically designed for that weapon! Plane ship small apc...

08-01-2011, 6:49 AM
That is awesome.

08-01-2011, 6:53 AM
Is it just a mg? Or is it doublestamped as a mg/DD?

08-01-2011, 2:30 PM
Does magpul make a foregrip or stock for that thing? I bet Arnold has one. I heard Diane Feinstein used to carry one of those as a CCW with her Marshal's badge.

user name
08-02-2011, 7:57 AM
Thankfully it's only a 40mm! For gods sake it might be that evil .50bmg that can shoot down airplanes!:D

08-02-2011, 1:41 PM
Do you have one in .40?

08-04-2011, 7:42 PM
Dear santa ive been especially good this year..........

08-05-2011, 11:45 AM
I wanna see class 3a stop that....
As long as it doesn't have "the should thing that goes up" attached, maybe Feinstein and Boxer will test it for us?

08-05-2011, 1:01 PM
Think my prius would pull that? Would love to take it for a tour of downtown Davis LOL!

08-05-2011, 1:18 PM

08-07-2011, 2:14 PM
Did I hear someone mention Group Buy?

How many people do we need and how much will they knock the price down for a purchase of say 20?

08-08-2011, 8:42 PM
Since it's pre-ban I'd guess it's not limited to 10rd mags.

08-09-2011, 1:06 AM
really think you'd need more than 10 shots with that thing?

would LOVE to have something like that but i'm already in trouble for spending money on guns and if i got that before buying a house....yea i'd be a dead man (married)