Who's got the biggest .... gun?


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cra2
April 3, 2007, 01:36 AM
If this hasn't been asked on here before, I'll risk it...

Who has the biggest weapon on these here forums?
lol.

Seriously, if you think size counts, post it.
But here are the rules.

1. it must be yours - not your dept's or your organization's or your military's.

2. it must function - you still have to be able to fire it, if you wanted to.
and of course...

3. picture(s) - or it don't count.

All I have is a 1911 and a snub-nose, so I know I'm not in the running for Big Man on Campus. I know one of you guys has a Flak gun or a cannon or something. ...Time to get out the measuring tape. lol.

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boredelmo
April 3, 2007, 01:39 AM
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heypete
April 3, 2007, 02:18 AM
Define "biggest". Largest caliber? Greatest velocity? Greatest energy? Fastest shooting?

Guns larger than 0.50 caliber are regulated as Destructive Devices, and while DDs exist and are fun as all hell to shoot, they're not that common. Still, one can buy rifles made in 20mm Vulcan if one wishes.

The largest commonly available firearm is likely chambered in .50 BMG.

I know an owner of a 90mm field gun here in Arizona (I know him through a friend, and have seen pictures of his artillery) that he owns for recreation. This same friend, a Class III dealer, also knows people who own miniguns, which probably top out the reasonable maximum for "amount of firepower, in pounds, delivered per second".

For me, the largest diameter bore belongs to my .45 ACP XD-45, while the heaviest gun I own is a Browning M1919A4 (though I just sold it) in .308. The gun weighs about 30 pounds. The most powerful I own is either the M1 Garand or Remington 700 in .30-06. Nothing terribly unusual.

grimjaw
April 3, 2007, 02:30 AM
It's not the biggest out there, but I did manage to make it look impressively large in the picture. :cool:

http://www.grimjaw.net/mig/albums/theboomgoesthere/handgun/revolver/sbh-1.jpg

jm

10 Ring Tao
April 3, 2007, 03:05 AM
Who are you harming?

Weapon most likely isn't the right word for toys such as this.

chris in va
April 3, 2007, 03:20 AM
12ga Mossberg with slugs?

Bazooka Joe71
April 3, 2007, 03:58 AM
LOL, grimjaw that revolver looks rediculous:what: It must just be in a good spot for the camera....

But I do have to ask, why is your right eye closed and your left eye open?:confused:

applesanity
April 3, 2007, 05:40 AM
I'm cross-dominant too. Gets real annoying on rifles.

TheDisturbed1
April 3, 2007, 07:44 AM
Whos got the biggest gun?

anyone who managed to confiscate and hide a Nazi "Rail Gun" in their back yard...

I'm not sure, but i think this is whats in the guiness book of world records as the largest gun

PHOTO (big) (http://www.passioncompassion1418.com/decouvertes/ImagesDecouvertes/370FrRail.jpg)

370mm French Railgun ^^

I want one! lol

cra2
April 3, 2007, 09:16 AM
Define "biggest". Largest caliber? Greatest velocity? Greatest energy? Fastest shooting?

Like I said in the OP - SIZE counts.
So we're looking for the cannon that makes all the other guns shrivel in fear and shame. lol.

I'll be surprised if there's not an actual civil war buff with a working cannon on here.

I know an owner of a 90mm field gun here in Arizona (I know him through a friend, and have seen pictures of his artillery) that he owns for recreation. This same friend, a Class III dealer, also knows people who own miniguns, which probably top out the reasonable maximum for "amount of firepower, in pounds, delivered per second".

Too bad he's not a member of the forums - he'd probably win!

But I'm sure SOMEONE else on here has a class III. No?
If not, then it'll come down to someone's massive buffalo gun or something.
We'll see. Can't wait to see the pics.

Grimjaw - excellent post. What is that??

ARKIESTEEL
April 3, 2007, 09:17 AM
I know this wont win but I have a 45-70 that.....my freind has one that is a NFA pistol mine is a marlin lever gun.

cra2
April 3, 2007, 09:18 AM
I know this wont win but I have a 45-70 that.....my freind has one that is a NFA pistol mine is a marlin lever gun.

well if it's bigger than grimjaw's dirty harry wheelgun, post a pic and you'll be in the lead.

ARKIESTEEL
April 3, 2007, 11:05 AM
My 45-70 is a marlin 1895 guide gun dont have a picture of it or that big wheel gun of my friend. He has the smith .500 .460 as well as the rugar .480 and the .454. plain old .44 is a pop gun to this guy I shot all of them except the 45-70 and the .460. The .500 isnt that bad but the .480 hurts a little it is a smaller gun size wise

TIMC
April 3, 2007, 11:42 AM
How about this, my 1919-A4 Browning. This is the biggest gun I own.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/Mvc-001f.jpg?t=1175611132

jerkface11
April 3, 2007, 11:46 AM
.500S&W handirifle I had my gunsmith shorten the barrel to 16.25"

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a261/jerkface11/500mag.jpg

Of course there's a guy on the accurate reloading forum with a 4 bore double.

cra2
April 3, 2007, 01:57 PM
holy crud! TimC,

your neighbors know you have that thing? lol.

is it in working order?
If so, you've definitely got the lead.

(til someone posts a pic of their tank)

Correia
April 3, 2007, 02:14 PM
Well, I've got .50 BMG rifles, but those are a little slow on the ROF.

Overall energy expending in the shortest amount of time has to go to this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTaHejAdF-4 That's PvtPyle in the video. But we have a couple of different guns that would tie with this one.

Until we get the 12.7 DhSK finished at least. :)

Roadwild17
April 3, 2007, 02:21 PM
Correia, can I be your friend :rolleyes:

TIMC
April 4, 2007, 12:12 AM
holy crud! TimC,

your neighbors know you have that thing? lol.

is it in working order?
If so, you've definitely got the lead.

(til someone posts a pic of their tank)

A few of the neighbors know about it and yes she runs like a dream! If I have her lubed up good and timed right she will run about 470 rounds per minute which works out to about $180 a minute in ammo at todays prices. Needless to say I don't shoot it too often but I always have a few belts linked up and ready to go. She does get out a couple times ayear for some fun.

WoofersInc
April 4, 2007, 12:16 AM
I also have a 50 BMG. Cobb BA50 it is 42 pounds with scope and full mag and is almost 5 feet long. I'll get a photo of it up as soon as I can take one.

TargetTerror
April 4, 2007, 12:24 AM
I'm not sure, but i think this is whats in the guiness book of world records as the largest gun

PHOTO (big)

370mm French Railgun ^^

It looks like they made attempt at a gilly suit for that thing :what:

shotgunkevin
April 4, 2007, 01:11 AM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t152/ShotgunKevin/8911_extra01.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t152/ShotgunKevin/8911_extra04.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t152/ShotgunKevin/8911_extra05.jpg

VARifleman
April 4, 2007, 01:15 AM
I have a rifle that stands taller than my shoulder. I'm 5'11" I'll bring it home again and mabye get a measurement.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y192/TAKnight/Guns/Mine/2013/IMG_0636chopped.jpg

heypete
April 4, 2007, 01:29 AM
Here's a few of me:

- Fiddling around with a full-auto M2 in the army. It's mine, as it belongs to the taxpayers, and I'm a taxpayer, right?
- Fun with a Mossberg 500 12ga shotgun. Oooh. Scary, but not as impressive as grimjaw's revolver.
- Me up in the turret of the tank I used to drive. Sadly, I don't have any better pictures (most were from my perspective, looking out -- this was taken by my folks when I graduated from Armor School at Fort Knox, KY). I'm not sure anyone can beat 120mm in terms of caliber, projectile weight (the cartridges weigh between 50-70 pounds), or size/weight of the gun...I claim ownership under the same conditions as I claim ownership of the M2. :evil:

I'd post a picture of me with the 1919, but TIMC beat me to it, and I just sold mine today.

Wes Janson
April 4, 2007, 02:10 AM
I imagine that most of the people with the really big (privately owned) toys are somewhat hesitant to discuss it openly.

ABTOMAT
April 4, 2007, 02:26 AM
Shotgunkevin, Talk about a case rupture!

bogie
April 4, 2007, 04:47 AM
Yeah, the Hellboy gun looks kewl, but didn't those folks think about physics?

Or, who cares. It looks kewl.

Personally, if I was carrying something that big, I'd be think LeMat...

And I know a guy who has a Gatling in his living room, helped put together the .500 S&W, regularly shoots a Scandium .44 Magnum snubbie, and who also owns a 2-bore.

cra2
April 4, 2007, 03:45 PM
so far, I think TimC's da man who is most prepared for an invasion. lol.
I'm racing to his house when the mutants come racing over the hill at the of the block.

Outlaw Man
April 4, 2007, 04:55 PM
I had a .58 cal Springfield back when I did reenactments. :D

the naked prophet
April 4, 2007, 05:23 PM
Hey bogie, I've been in that living room. Elephant tusks and a wheeled cannon too?

Taurus 66
April 4, 2007, 06:25 PM
http://i3.tinypic.com/34o4n5e.jpg

Well I'm terrible at photography, but that does look like the biggest barrels to hit the screen yet. :neener:

Medusa
April 4, 2007, 06:40 PM
Not mine, but "around":

Bofors, 40 mm, with halftrack (Hanomag?)

http://www.hansaco.ee/raudtee/pildid_suur/S_1504.JPG

Ole Classic - Acht Acht

http://www.parnupostimees.ee/131204/gfx/155141b9deca34b7a.jpg

OR (these fall into the category - they carry guns and if you get shot at/blown up by one, you won't notice the difference)

http://www.lennundusmuuseum.ee/gfx/prodimg/big/lobdkli7s065xyoainjr.jpg

http://www.lennundusmuuseum.ee/gfx/prodimg/big/waadaubppj8hqibdsnb0.jpg

http://www.lennundusmuuseum.ee/gfx/prodimg/big/eyyjidprz93ipskfbxdw.jpg

http://www.lennundusmuuseum.ee/gfx/prodimg/big/ew555w8ul3lal89iazet.jpg

http://www.lennundusmuuseum.ee/gfx/prodimg/big/8h1zfnjb4p8ax4wuvu83.jpg

http://www.lennundusmuuseum.ee/gfx/prodimg/big/6qsm2t527n32tf81qxdi.jpg

How about that?

FIFTYGUY
April 5, 2007, 11:57 PM
My shooting buddies and I have a few cannon among us. A little of everything: black powder and modern, howitzers and field pieces, antitank and antiaircraft guns, recoilless rifles and grenade launchers, and lots of mortars.

But by *bore size*, I think Bowling Ball Mortars are the biggest.

Here's a pic of mine. The 81mm Finnish Smoke Mortar and the 75mm Pack Howitzer belong to my buddies.


And while it's not in "shooting" condition yet, here's a link to my 40mm Bofors AA gun project. It's a "good size", since the barrel assembly alone weighs 300 lbs :D :

http://members.aol.com/fiftyguy/featherduster.html

I ran into a guy who had an obsession with putting together one of the 155mm towed guns. He wasn't too picky about making it into a 155, 175, or 203mm (all used the same breech ring), but in the long run the supply of 175mm projos looked cheapest. Now *that* would be a really BIG privately-owned gun!:eek:

Gifted
April 6, 2007, 02:17 AM
370mm French Railgun ^^Nope, the Nazis had Krupp make an 800mm gun:
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/1167/edora.html

Besides which, 16 inch naval guns(some of which were put on railroad carriages), and the Yamoto's 18 inch guns beat the Frenchies.

I think the bowling ball mortar wins, though I'm sure we can find someone who has a punt gun.

The-Fly
April 6, 2007, 03:16 AM
I won't win this size contest but oh well :D

Handgun:
Biggest bore - XD 45
Longest barrel and also heaviest - 686 6"

Rifle:
Biggest bore - 3 30 cal rifles, winchester 30-30, ak-47, and a Mosin-Nagant (I'm not going to sweat if one is .308 and one is .311, its close enough for me)

Heaviest rifle - probably my AK, though none of em are bad (the Mosin I have is a sporter model, not real heavy)

Longest Barrel - ironically my 17hmr wins this with a 21" barrel, everything else is 20" or 16"

Shotgun:
Both are 12 gauges, and both weigh about the same. The Extrema2 has a 28" barrel, so its my "biggest" 12 gauge.

only1asterisk
April 6, 2007, 03:37 AM
Who has the biggest weapon on these here forums?

Mr. Hubel does.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=178655

David

stevekl
April 6, 2007, 10:43 AM
Heh, I just realized something. The biggest weapon I have in terms of bore size is my SP-101 snub nosed revolver, which is the smallest in my collection by size.

FIFTYGUY
April 6, 2007, 02:57 PM
Who has the biggest weapon on these here forums?

Mr. Hubel does.


I've got one of Hubel's 12GAFH rounds in my collection. Brilliant, if not a tremendous labor of love! Must be a real treat to shoot - I hope I get the chance one day.

I really like this thread - fascinating to see all the neat stuff that comes out of the woodwork!

FIFTYGUY
April 6, 2007, 08:57 PM
Gifted wrote:
370mm French Railgun ^^

Nope, the Nazis had Krupp make an 800mm gun:
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaver...167/edora.html

That link doesn't work (at least for me).

Try:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh1pPpdN1sA&NR

Ian Hogg wrote in his "Artillery" book:

"Krupp's named it 'Gustav', in honour of Gustav von Bohlen und Krupp, but the German gunners were an irreligious lot and preferred to give it their own name - 'Dora" - and so the misunderstanding arose. The whole equipment, in firing order, weighed 1350 tons and moved piecemeal to its firing point. There a dual track was laid and the gun mount built up with the aid of an overhead crane, a process which took the better part of six weeks. 1420 men under a Major-General served to operate, assemble, maintain, and guard the weapon. Two projectiles were provided, a four-ton high-explosive shell and a seven-ton concrete-piercing shell, with maximum ranges of 29 miles and 13 miles respectively." :eek:

But the largest-bore gun ever was the US "Little David" 36-inch mortar. Built as a fixture to lob aerial bombs for testing, it later had a pit-type gun mount designed for it so it could be used in the invasion of Japan. It could launch a 3650-lb shell (containing 1550 lbs of high explosive) six miles with a 216 lb powder charge.

The old "Great Gun of Moscow" is perhaps a hair larger on the bore size at 36.1". It weighs around 40 tons. However, it's unknown if it was ever fired, and it was designed to launch grapeshot, not solid projectiles.


Besides which, 16 inch naval guns(some of which were put on railroad carriages), and the Yamoto's 18 inch guns beat the Frenchies.

The US made a single 18" gun, for test purposes. 177 tons, but the Japanese 18.1" guns outweighed them slightly (~182 tons). The expected weight for the never-completed Japanese 20.1" guns was about 220 tons.

All this is nice to know, but the original poster wanted details on guns in current firing condition privately owned by THR members! :scrutiny:

I think the bowling ball mortar wins, though I'm sure we can find someone who has a punt gun.

I've got a shell casing for a "punt gun". Made of thick-walled cardboard. 1-9/16" in diameter, 6-1/2" long. Nominal load of 12 oz of shot, launched by 2-1/2 oz of black powder!

10-Ring
April 6, 2007, 09:30 PM
It's not the wand, it's the magician! :neener:

.cheese.
April 6, 2007, 10:04 PM
good form 10-ring. I was going to say that we shouldn't be compensating.

It's not the size that matters. Right guys? :neener:

Condition Plaid
April 6, 2007, 10:21 PM
Here's my Robar RC-50 next to a Rem 870 shotty.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p297/caccw/Range%20Day/P1010001u.jpg

Hazzard
April 6, 2007, 10:22 PM
Judging by the unsupported chamber on that hellboy revolver, it must have been manufactured by Glock (forgive me Lord and be with the pygmies in New Gunea!).

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