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Schwere Granatwerfer 34 restoration project

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    Hello.
    I have been working on a interesting project the last year or so.
    It all started when I bought a de-activated tube for the German 8cm mortar, or the "8cm Schwere Granatwerfer 34"





    The tube or "Werferrohr" is 1941 dated, and has a lot of nice markings, and original paint.






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    I then got in contact with a very nice fellow in Latvia, who had some ground-dug parts for the mortar.
    He sent me these pictures, of a ground-plate, and original bipod that he had for sale. Of course the parts was a bit rusted, but they were in remarkable good and complete condition after lying in the ground all these years.












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    A deal was made, and a couple of weeks later I got the parts by car from Latvia (The seller had a friend who was going to Norway, to work)
    I lubed up the moving parts on the bipod and after a couple of hours work, everything worked as it should.

    I just had to try the parts together, and take some pictures:









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    I also bought a very nice "Richtaufsatz 35" sighting device for the Granatwerfer, with original transport case here in Norway.









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    My childhood friend Roger, came by to have a look, when he heard I had got the parts and was assembling the mortar.

    He was quite impressed









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    I gave the bipod and groundplate a long, good bath in Oxalic acid. After going over the parts with a steel brush several times, all rust was removed.
    I had to replace a few nuts and bolts in the locking mechanism for the sight, but other than that, nothing but original parts were used. The groundplate and bipod got a layer of new primer, and grren paint, that almost matches the paint on the tube itself (Feldgrau RAL 6006)
    The resault became quite good.









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    More pictures









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    I have also collected some nice accessories for the mortar.









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    Grenade and lifting charges:









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