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Mortar

Post by Steve_T » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:50 pm

Is this a live mortar?? when i dug it out and pushed to one side with the spade an end cap came off and the end is exposed

don't worry, took no chances and carried to side of field on my spade and disposed of in a hole i dug in a ditch and know where it is, if it needs to be found and disposed of by the pros


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Re: Mortar

Post by Muddyknee » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:56 pm

Certainly looks unfired,percussion cap is still intact.
At least the warhead's missing.
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Re: Mortar

Post by RRPG » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:12 pm

You have the tail of a 2 inch mortar. At worst it has the launcher cartridge attached, so let's not be too carried away as to the 'live' ness of it. It would appear to be the tail section and bottom disc of a 2 inch smoke of para illum round. I would not be in the slightest bit concerned about this coming out the ground!!

Give it a clean. It's perfectly safe and the fins may have the manufacturer and date on them. Otherwise, a perfectly safe relic to recover.
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Re: Mortar

Post by Steve_T » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:20 pm

cheers, i can recover it when i am next out there, thats the third one of those i have found, the other two were just the fins

I just thought best to air on the safe side

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