PIAT Part One was quite a while ago now and the project had to take a bit of a back seat for a while. Since then it has undergone a few changes to improve it and get it working!
Firstly, the shell holder is now welded onto the receiver for strength and simplicity. The whole unit now strips from the back.
The back now uses a bayonet locking lug system to hold the internals in place.
The trigger mechanism is now also smaller and smoother to operate, so it now looks like this:
With the prototype shell in place! The production shells will be much more authentic in shape, this is just a proof of concept at this stage.
Time for a first coat of paint. Panzer green will do to prevent rust for now, though surviving examples are painted everything from a forest green to a chocolate brown.
Time for a bit of bang:
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