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Old 20-12-19, 13:08
Flemming Soerensen Flemming Soerensen is offline
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Default A question regarding the late John Forsey aka Blackpowder44 collection.

I have a question regarding the late John Forsey aka Blackpowder44 collection.

For a while I have been trying to find out who Blackpowder44 was and unfortunately found out here that he is no longer among us.

The reason is that he posted a post on the www.warrelics.eu/forum with the headline "Barn finds 1988", where John describes the purchase of some vehicles that have allegedly been used in movies.
He also writes that he can only be allowed to buy a 37 mm Bofors anti-tank gun. Please see the picture where you see the Bofors gun at the bottom.

The picture shows the former Danish Bofors 37 mm anti-tank gun with the Danish military designation: 37 mm L/50 Fodfolkskanon (Ff.K.) M.1937

I have a great historical interest in this particular gun type , where I try to find out as much about their history as possible, including where they are today.

This Bofor type is rare and it is unusual to see it in the UK and it is therefore interesting to find out how it ended up there and not in the US as the rest largely did.

I have made it a smaller project to find and describe the history of all former Danish 37 mm anti-tank guns in the period approx. 1935 to 1950s.

So I hope, that you who have known John, can help me with the following questions.

- John was offered the gun, but did he buy it?
- If he bought it, did he kept it to himself or did he sold it on?
- If not, does anyone here know anything about it and its fate?

- If anyone here has heard of other former Danish 37 mm anti-tank guns other than this one, I am naturally also interested to hear about it.

You are welcome to contact me here or directly on my project email address: db37atg@gmail.com

Many thanks in advance.


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Flemming Soerensen
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Old 20-12-19, 17:03
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Both safe and sound here in the UK !


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Old 20-12-19, 19:27
Flemming Soerensen Flemming Soerensen is offline
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Hi Rob,

will you be able to tell me who the current owner of the 37 mm Bofors gun is? Or where it is located today?

It would help me a lot in my Danish 37 mm anti-tank project.

Do you have more pictures of it? - and can you tell me about its gun number? There are 2 numbers on it.

Thanks in advance.


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Old 22-12-19, 15:09
Flemming Soerensen Flemming Soerensen is offline
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Hi,

I completely forgot to mention that if desired any information regarding the current owner will of course be treated confidentially.

Alternatively, it could also be helpful if someone here knows the current owner, might introduce me to him regarding my errand and my email. Then he can decide for himself whether he wants to contact me.

Again it would help me a lot in my Danish 37 mm anti-tank project.

Best Regards

Flemming Soerensen
Denmark
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Old 22-12-19, 16:19
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I would suggest that, judging by the photos shown as being Rob Nixon's shed, you are talking to the owner of those pieces, unless they have since moved on.
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Old 08-01-20, 18:01
Flemming Soerensen Flemming Soerensen is offline
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Hi Rob Love, thank you for your information. I'm in the process of trying to get in touch with Rob (rnixartillery).

Best Regards
Flemming Sorensen
Email: db37atg@gmail.com
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Old 08-01-20, 22:45
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Flemming,

Go to his profile page and click on send message: http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/member.php?u=5677

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Hanno
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Old 09-01-20, 09:20
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Hi Hanno, many thanks for your help.

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Flemming Sorensen
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Old 20-01-20, 15:21
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Hi Rob,

I sent you an email on January 9th.

I hope you received it, as it would be great for me, with your help with my project regarding the former Danish 37 mm Bofors atg.

Thanks in advance.

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Flemming Soerensen
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