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    Default Panzerfaust, What did I buy ??

    I have a small grenade launcher tube collection going and picked this Panzerfaust up. Its suppose to be a dug find from a country in northern europe.

    I thought it was a Panzerfaust 60 tube until I saw the screw on the bottom is in the wrong place for a 60.

    The sight is the right color, but the tube is the wrong color but looks like it was blocked out in a few spots and painted green.

    Is it possible I bought a Finish used Panzerfaust 100 or a reproduction with a real sight and trigger welded on?

    Last question, I want to seal it up to prevent oxidation, anyone have any thoughts if I put a light coat of paraloid B72 on it to seal it up?














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    nice condition for a dug item

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    Took me awhile but I eventually answered my own question, its a panzerfaust 100.

    This old picture shows the propellant retaining screw halfway down the tube like this one.

    Let me know if anyone has any ideas on sealing it. If I should leave it be or I want to put a light coat of Paraloid B72 disolved in acetone on it. Ive been using it on deer heads and old paint to protect them and its completely reversible.


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    Coat the inside with boiled linseed oil, which will last longer than oil .

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    Plug one end good, stand it up, and fill it with Evapo-Rust, drain it, maybe coat with a thin coat of Ballistol? Really, once the active rust is stabilized, kept inside in a controlled environment, it should be fine...

    Really neat piece by the way!

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    That white-ish looking paint on the rear flip up sight might be glow-in-the-dark paint. I had a tube like this that I bought from Ostfront Militaria years ago that they said came out of Estonia. I discovered by accident the paint on the rear sight glowed in the dark. I had the tube in the garage, turned the light off leaving the garage and noticed something was glowing. Turned the light back on to find out what was glowing and saw it was the paint around the sight. Mine had a little bit more than yours does and there were traces of the red caution warning these had painted on the side.

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    Pretty neat piece of history! As others said it should be easy to preserve the condition once any active rust is stopped.
    "Wen Tausend einen Mann erschlagen, das ist nicht Ruhm, das ist nicht Ehre, denn beinsen wird's in späteren tagen gesiegt hat doch das Deutsch Heer. Podest nicht die Paten der Soldaten doner die da Sterben sollen, soll man geben was sie wollen, sahs sie Herzen, sahs sie Küssen, den sie wissen nicht wann sie sterben müssen"

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    Nice faust and in the more unusually seen green colour too!

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