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    WWI French Mortar

    Picked up my first French mortar today at a local gun show Looks like it's about 60mm and has caster marks. Paint appears to be original.
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    This is one of the Brandt 60mm pneumatic morter shells. I think there is two shapes. I also have this one. Mine is buff/yellow also.

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    Mine has what looks to be original gray overpainted with red.

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    Last edited by Slick; 21st July 2019 at 05:13 AM.
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

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    Hello,
    orcutteod, your projectile is French HE (internal prefrag) 60mm model 1916 B (for pneumatic launcher Brandt). Paint is original.
    Slick, you have the version turned for practice with typical red paint
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