|Place||Europe: Western Front|
|Object type||Firearm component|
First World War, 1914-1918
Firing pin : Mauser T-Gewehr Anti Tank Rifle
Firing pin from a Mauser T Gewehr anti tank single shot, bolt action rifle.
This German 13 mm Mauser anti-tank rifle M1918, the first anti-tank rifle, was little more than an enlarged Mauser 7.92 mm infantry rifle. Fitted with a long barrel and supported on a light bipod, the single-shot weapon fired a 13 mm jacketed bullet with an armour piercing steel core at 3000 ft per second. It had the capacity to pierce armour plate used on British and French tanks.