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    HELP NEEDED TO ID - Possible Small Mortor, Rifle Grenade ?????

    I acquired this many years ago, and have no idea what it may be. There are no markings anywhere. Could it be some type of mortar, rifle grenade, something for the, Davy Crocket Gun???? Does anyone have any ideas? Super grateful for any help.

    Jason

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    Maybe a sub-caliber training mortar round. Odd, to say the least.
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

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    Hi
    French training sub-caliber projectile for all mortars, the projectile remains identical, only the sub-caliber tube inserted in the bore of the mortar is different for each caliber. Used with 60mm, 81mm, 4.2" and the 120mm (including the rifled version).
    Exact French name is: Materiel sous-calibré Losfeld Modèle 54/56 pour l'instruction du tir au mortier.
    Losfeld was in Charenton le Pont in the suburbs of Paris.
    This one is the first type, reusable, with a smoke marker (inserted when unscrewing the nose). There are 3 more types, but I've never seen them
    Here is the patent:
    https://patents.google.com/patent/US2863394A/en

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    I have one which has a flat nose. nice piece.

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    30mm Losfeld subcaliber short range (first model and F1 with flat nose)

    Losfeld 1.jpgLosfeld 2- F1.jpg
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    WOW! Fantastic information to say the least!

    Thank you EVERYONE for the fast ID and incredible documentation. Way past grateful! So cool!

    Are these a common find? Totally outside my primary interest of study. Bought it many years ago for its coolness factor :-) I think I paid $200 from a overseas seller.


    Jason
    PS: Thank you all big time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by apfsds View Post
    WOW! Fantastic information to say the least!

    Thank you EVERYONE for the fast ID and incredible documentation. Way past grateful! So cool!

    Are these a common find? Totally outside my primary interest of study. Bought it many years ago for its coolness factor :-) I think I paid $200 from a overseas seller.


    Jason
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    Obviously quite common in France. Maybe 30euros in our country.
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

    Jason

 

 

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