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    M2A? Bounding Antipersonnel Mine

    Got this at the OVMS SOS this weekend. Not sure how long it was made and can't find any info on the interweb. The cast body is embossed with MINE, ANTI-PERSONNEL M2A- and stenciled on the obverse LOT KOU____?3 6-50. The projectile is stamped M2A4 and LOT 1950. It doesn't match up with pix of the M2A4, so possibly/probably an experimental. If so, I can see why it was short lived. The body itself weighs almost twice that of the projectile and finish boring both the chamber AND the flash tube would have been more time intensive than using the can and tubing that the M2A4 has. An interesting piece, though. Any info would be appreciated. Cheers, Bruce.

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    Last edited by bacarnal; 25th February 2019 at 09:27 PM.
    ALL ORDNANCE SHOWN BY ME HAS BEEN INERTED AND HAS NO LIVE FILLERS.

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    Thanks. Yours completes the nomenclature. Cheers, Bruce.
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    Does anybody happen to know which lot number KOU stands for?

    Also attached is another M2 AP mine, the picture is not mine. Would anybody happen to know what MMG stands for?

    And does anybody have information regarding the years of production of these (M2) items? Perhaps they were superseded by the probably more effective M16 AP mine in the 1960s.

    P.S. On pic 5 of 6 in Bacarnal's pictures the lot says CP on the projectile. Would somebody have information on that lot number as well?

    Thank you in advance.
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    Anything new on this item?

    Happy Easter.

 

 

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