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    Default Unknown mortar round

    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!
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Afbeelding 573.jpg   Afbeelding 574.jpg  

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    I think it's a French round
    Regards,
    Dimas

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    Check here....see if you can see it.

    http://www.inert-ord.net/russ02i/mor...XXG5tEdw4JXpg=

    Steve T

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    Dammit....link din't work.

    Try this one

    Russian 82mm and 50mm Mortar (WWII) - Inert-Ord.net

    Steve T

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    Default Re: Unknown mortar round

    Thankx for the link Steve. They all look alike, but none is exactly the same. On another forum somebody reconissed it as being a French 75mm brisant round, he has two the same in his collection.

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