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20 rds .30 Pedersen Device Ammo Model of 1918 RARE
Ultra Rare Find!! 20 rounds .30 Pedersen Device Ammo Model of 1918 in
the original box!
see photos for condition
The Pedersen Device, or as it was formally designation, the Automatic
Pistol, Caliber .30, Model of 1918, was a secret weapon intended to help
break the stalemate of World War I in the massive spring offensive of
1919. Of course, the was ended late in 1918, and the Pedersen Devices
were never fielded. Instead, they sat in storage until being virtually
all destroyed (along with the ammo)by the US government to avoid the
cost of keeping them.
The Device functioned as a replacement for the bolt in a 1903
Springfield rifle, which converted the gun form a bolt action into a
blowback semiauto firing a small pistol cartridge (.30-18, or
7.65x20mm). It fed from a 40-round detachable magazine, and did indeed
massively increase the volume and rapidity of fire of a Springfield