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Old 10-11-2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default 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



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(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?



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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

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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- 81mm-mortar.jpg

Howitzers- http://www.radiopaniekzaaierwebradio.com/video/75mm-pack-howitzer-load_0:01:30__xoMbtXMXOIw.html

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



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