+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Boys Anti=Tank Rifle cast iron dummy. Help Peter! OT

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Advisory Panel breakeyp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 08:39 AM
    Location
    near Detroit Michigan
    Age
    73
    Posts
    875
    Local Date
    03-28-2020
    Local Time
    07:45 AM

    Boys Anti=Tank Rifle cast iron dummy. Help Peter! OT

    OT but we don't have a thread for Boys stuff. I found this this week end. The man who sold it to me didn't have the decency to wait until I had gotten to my car before he started laughing.

    Peter do you know of any dummy Boys made up for wet training (surface pitting would seem to indicate continuous water exposure)? It seems too well made to be for a movie. The barrel and receiver are sand cast iron--far more detailed and expensive to make up for a kid's toy. Magazine, safety lever and bottom wood handle assemlby appear to be real. The weight is enough to anoy a ground pounder. I can't find any markings in the rust. I figure I can put it with the real one and mate them, do you want one of the pups---might be .22 or .38 caliber.

    Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 6  r.jpg‎
Views:	633
Size:	263.2 KB
ID:	35538   Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 5  r.jpg‎
Views:	378
Size:	230.1 KB
ID:	35537   Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 4 r.jpg‎
Views:	371
Size:	105.8 KB
ID:	35536   Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 3 r.jpg‎
Views:	392
Size:	118.9 KB
ID:	35535   Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 2 r.jpg‎
Views:	414
Size:	190.7 KB
ID:	35534   Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 1 r.jpg‎
Views:	294
Size:	166.5 KB
ID:	35533  

  2. The Following 5 Members Say Thank You to breakeyp For This Useful Post:


  3. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Age
    2010
    Posts
    All Threads
     

  4. #2
    Advisory Panel
    Peter Laidler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    11-26-2019 @ 09:07 AM
    Location
    Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The home of MG Cars
    Posts
    16,240
    Local Date
    03-28-2020
    Local Time
    01:45 PM
    Jeeeeees, never heard of or seen anything like it in my life. But as you say, toooo good to be some one-off casting. Maybe a film prop or something as its military training value would be nil

  5. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  6. #3
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 07:45 AM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    23,132
    Local Date
    03-28-2020
    Local Time
    04:45 AM
    I don't understand him laughing at you. I think it's great. If you collect that sort of thing, you have to have it. Just like the rubber rifles in the AR family.
    Regards, Jim

  7. #4
    Advisory Panel breakeyp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 08:39 AM
    Location
    near Detroit Michigan
    Age
    73
    Posts
    875
    Local Date
    03-28-2020
    Local Time
    07:45 AM
    Thread Starter

    more pictures

    I have an aluminum/steel M14icon that the Marines used when climbing ropes over water hazards. The Army has rubber/steel M16, M60 rubber ducks for the same type of training. Attached are more photos.
    Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 8 r.jpg‎
Views:	203
Size:	142.8 KB
ID:	35540   Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 11 r.jpg‎
Views:	171
Size:	170.4 KB
ID:	35543   Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 10 r.jpg‎
Views:	161
Size:	96.4 KB
ID:	35542   Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 7 r.jpg‎
Views:	163
Size:	140.6 KB
ID:	35539   Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 9 r.jpg‎
Views:	152
Size:	156.7 KB
ID:	35541   Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 15 r.jpg‎
Views:	150
Size:	184.9 KB
ID:	35547   Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 14 r.jpg‎
Views:	145
Size:	148.8 KB
ID:	35546  

    Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 13 r.jpg‎
Views:	138
Size:	145.1 KB
ID:	35545   Click image for larger version

Name:	boys at dummy 12 r.jpg‎
Views:	146
Size:	123.2 KB
ID:	35544  

  8. #5
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 07:45 AM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    23,132
    Local Date
    03-28-2020
    Local Time
    04:45 AM
    We also had rubber AKs and RPGs and the like. I think this sort of thing has always existed in some form or other.
    Regards, Jim

  9. #6
    Really Senior Member jonnyc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 12:14 AM
    Posts
    585
    Local Date
    03-28-2020
    Local Time
    07:45 AM
    As I posted elsewhere, it would look great mounted on the back of my old Landy!

  10. #7
    Deceased January 15th, 2016 Beerhunter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Last On
    01-02-2016 @ 04:03 PM
    Location
    Hampshire, England
    Posts
    1,181
    Local Date
    03-28-2020
    Local Time
    11:45 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyc View Post
    As I posted elsewhere, it would look great mounted on the back of my old Landy!
    Although it would be massively out of time.

  11. #8
    Advisory Panel Thunderbox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last On
    03-19-2020 @ 05:15 PM
    Posts
    1,138
    Local Date
    03-28-2020
    Local Time
    11:45 AM
    Is it possibly a drill dummy designed for military applications where the weight is important but where a real gun might get damaged or pinched? I'm thinking of equipment loading trials, etc - maybe for a bren gun carrier, GS mule pack assembly or parachute container. Bit like the "simmo" loads used on demonstrations or air-drop trials.

  12. #9
    Advisory Panel
    Peter Laidler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    11-26-2019 @ 09:07 AM
    Location
    Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The home of MG Cars
    Posts
    16,240
    Local Date
    03-28-2020
    Local Time
    01:45 PM
    Good thinking TBox.......... But wouldn't such a beast feature in the training manuals of the time or wouldn't another one or two have surfaced before now? We do have similar 'weapons' now in the form of the rubber SA80 and the welded-up version, both of which are of no value and thus have no security implications unlike the more lax but accountable DP's

  13. #10
    Really Senior Member jonnyc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 12:14 AM
    Posts
    585
    Local Date
    03-28-2020
    Local Time
    07:45 AM
    "Although it would be massively out of time."

    Shhhhhh.........I know that, and you know that, but nobody else has a clue what year mine is. It would still be fun!

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. boys anti tank rifle
    By camerl2009 in forum Milsurps General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-22-2012, 05:57 PM
  2. Boys Anti-Tank Rifle - Lee Enfield Adaptor
    By Simon P in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-17-2011, 07:21 AM
  3. Dummy Boys Anti-tank Rifle
    By Frank Chance in forum Milsurps General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-07-2011, 03:49 PM
  4. Boys Anti-Tank Rifle question?
    By BillIrwin in forum Milsurps General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-15-2010, 08:47 AM
  5. Boys Anti-Tank Rifle .303 Subcalibre Device
    By Simon P in forum Milsurps General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-20-2010, 12:32 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts