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Today's Finds! Japanese Type 100 Mortar Round and Unknown 81mm For ID

Article about: Greetings everyone, I found these two mortar rounds at a local flea market for what seems like a really good price. One is obviously a Japanese Type 100 with a matching numbered fuze. It sho

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    Default Today's Finds! Japanese Type 100 Mortar Round and Unknown 81mm For ID

    Greetings everyone,

    I found these two mortar rounds at a local flea market for what seems like a really good price. One is obviously a Japanese Type 100 with a matching numbered fuze. It shows the usual markings that are normally found on these rounds. It has a - on the side which meant it's charge was .05% (?) under weight. There are also a few Kanji characters stamped into the metal that I can't make out.

    The other appears to be almost identical, but there are no markings other than a stylized "B" stamped into the tail. A friend suggested that it might be Italian, but I have no idea. Any help would be appreciated.

    Any ideas on the value of each of these?

    Thanks!
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    Great finds.

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    Thanks Steve! This is the first of these mortars I've had. I've had US and German, but never any Italian or Japanese.

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    being an expert,[not,]they all look near the same to me.

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    I thought so too. The only real differences are that the Japanese round's fuze is reverse threaded, the paint, and the Italian one has a two part body. Maybe I'll get lucky and someone can for sure ID that odd mortar round.

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