28/20mm Gerlich


#1

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#2

Are those Gerlich projectiles steel? I would of thought that steeel would have been quite tough on barrels. Also, how were the Gerlich tapered bore barrels made?


#3

Gerlichs were steel,very hard on the tapered bore and used Tungsten carbide cores which became very hard to get during WW2 even with Spain violating its neutrality and shipping as much as they could get away with to Germany. By early war many(if not most) of the 28/20s( the most common adopted weapon ) had been converted to HEAT bomb throwers.


#4

Is that probably being confused with the “7.92mm Pz.B.39” AT-rifle? Never heard of that being done to the “s.Pz.B.41” in 28/20mm.

As far as I know the 13mm-practice barrel goes back to the 7.92mm Patrone 318 of the PzB38 and 39 and is not related to any Gerlich design.
Compare the cases if you have them on hand. I’m sure some of the AT-rifle specialists will come up with more details.


#5

The current infor on this round comes from the German language section of the European Cartridge club. I have still never seen any real information on the matter.


#6

I am hopefull that an ANTITANK gun specialist will come up with real information.


#7

Is that probably being confused with the “7.92mm Pz.B.39” AT-rifle? Never heard of that being done to the “s.Pz.B.41” in 28/20mm.

As far as I know the 13mm-practice barrel goes back to the 7.92mm Patrone 318 of the PzB38 and 39 and is not related to any Gerlich design.
Compare the cases if you have them on hand. I’m sure some of the AT-rifle specialists will come up with more details.[/quote] Do you have some documents or photos relating to the use of the 13mm practice ?


#8

Unfortunately not.