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partdeux 10-11-2012 01:39 AM

How to display a decommissioned 75mm mortar round
I had forgotten about my dad's old mortar round that he had moved several times since his reserve days. While cleaning out mom's house, I came across it. It's a little tarnished and I'd love to somehow display it, but it's obviously not light weight. Some how need to get the WAF increased too :)

c3shooter 10-11-2012 01:53 AM

(Heavy German accent) Your pictures, plizz.

Ummm- cannot ever recall a 75mm Mortar round. We had 60mm, and 81 mm. There WAS a 75mm howitzer.

Understand why need picchers?

partdeux 10-12-2012 12:32 AM

measure where?

The necked down brass measure 2.92". I couldn't get an accurate measurement of the larger diameter without digging out my 3" micrometer, but it's only a tiny bit over 3". Overall length about 2'. I'll try and get a picture this weekend

c3shooter 10-12-2012 01:48 AM

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Aye- there's the rub. Mortar rounds do not have brass. There are fired from a muzzleloading weapon. Sounds like you might have a 75 mm Howitzer round. There were several different 75mms tho- tank cannon for teh Sherman, the French 75mm, the 75 pack howitzer (could be carried by pack mules when broken down)

Mortars- Attachment 63814


partdeux 10-13-2012 01:36 AM

M2A2 75MM howitzer practice round. Unsuccessfully tried to find an internet pic.

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