Inert Ordnance Collectors - Mortars
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Discussion and identification of mortar roundsenFri, 23 Aug 2019 19:37:11 GMTvBulletin60http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/images/styles/UndergroundStyle/misc/rss.pngInert Ordnance Collectors - Mortars
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Australian 81mm Proof Mortars.
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Thu, 01 Aug 2019 03:51:19 GMTI show two Australian used 81mm Proof mortars shells. Who is MA? Does not look Australian.
The broken red/orange line is noted on 81mm mortars and...I show two Australian used 81mm Proof mortars shells. Who is MA? Does not look Australian.
The broken red/orange line is noted on 81mm mortars and 20Pr tank P of P propellant proof projectiles. Later mortars and 105mm Tank and 105mm Howitzer P of P are painted orange I am told for proof recovery? Is this correct?

The green Mortar is 9 lb 3oz 4dr weight HES filled. Dummy fuze T185E3. What does SPE stand for?
Body is marked: 18 MA/10/74/81mmM374A2. HES.

The orange mortar is similar but stencilled:
81MM
HE SUB
M374A2

P of P
4.117KG
SPE

2 MA 7 83 /81MM M374A2. HES. The tail is Australian MO 84.