Posted July 6, 2017 7:30 am by Comments

By Chris Eger

Tunneling into the Cody Firearms Museum to look for those Forgotten Weapons, Ian poked around until he found perhaps the last example of an experimental anti-tank rifle.
The prototype Winchester dates from 1918, a time when John Browning was working on his .50 BMG round and the Germans had their own giant T-Gewehr 13mm Mauser rifle in the trenches of Western Europe with the aim of sniping early armored vehicles.
The now-99-year-old elephant gun was dubbed a “swivel rifle” by Winchester and looks about as steampunk as the most goggle-wearing fan of Jules Verne could imagine. Termed simply as a “bolt gun” in patent paperwork by inventor Edwin Pugsley, this space rifle is as funky as they came– but predated the Barrett .50 cal by almost a century.
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