Somebody gave me this strange mortar round he had found on the attic. It seems somebody at one point has converted it into a lamp! Complete with wiring and a switch.
Well, never seen that been done before, but it took me over an hour to grind away the six welds that was holding it to a plate.
The tail piece is marked 2 7 5 9 DHP 1932, and the mortar is marked PDT 1932 42 45 A
Under the olivedrab paint there is some blue color on the top half (please don't tell me it's a practice round due to the blue paint )
and it has three strange holes in the side (smoke?).
I think it's something French, in any case it doesn't look like the German 8cm Wurf Granate, or the 3" American mortar rounds I have.
Anybody got a clue what it is?
Anyway, added a pic how it looks like after a good hour of grinding and cleaning!