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Article about: Hello dear collectors, today i just bought this mortar shell. This shell don't have any marking on it. And after a bit of research, i found out this shell is a british 2 inch smoke bursting

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    Question Help in this mortar shell

    Hello dear collectors, today i just bought this mortar shell.
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    This shell don't have any marking on it. And after a bit of research, i found out this shell is a british 2 inch smoke bursting mortar bomb.

    But what confused me, there's a fuze in top of this shell.
    So i need help in identifying further about this mortar shell and from what period this shell is made.
    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by feldgrau33; 07-06-2013 at 06:14 PM.

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    Anyone?
    Anyway i just found out this shell can be deattached from it's wooden pedestal
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    There's an extra steel pole on the rear area of this shell. And it's covering one of the vent hole.
    So anyone know this mortar shell, please?

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    I have some suspicions about this round.

    In the first instance, the round does bare some similarities to the British 2 Inch type.
    .. BUT, looking at the fuse/detonator, I have the feeling there may be more to it.

    Possibly ... a Japanese improvised mortar round !!!!

    Have a look at this link .... Figure 224 half way down the page ....

    Japanese Ammunition

    I suggest you contact the web author at the following e-mail, with some pictures ...

    ogreve@japaneseammunition.com

    Gary J.

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    Ah thank you very much sir! I'll contact him.

    Anyway these is additional photos about the fuze
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    Fuze Marking (III) ?
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    And this is the joint between the tail with the main body of the shell
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    This is the screw inside the main shell
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    After close inspection on the fuze head, i found this
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    Is this the remain of marking? I also put some estimation about what the original marking looks like. Is that the remain of a kanji? or an alphabet "B"?

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