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    ww1 british 4" mortar bomb

    A friend of mine gave me 3 mortar bombs yesterday. all ww1 british, there was a 3" stokes, a toffee apple and an odd ball 4". there seems to be plenty of info on the first 2 but nothing on the last one.
    Does anyone have any info on the 4"? i'd like to paint it it correctly but i'm not sure if it should be yellow, dirty white or some other colour.
    it came with a transit plug and what i assume to be a transit fuze booster pocket, (i assume it's transit as it doesn't have any holes to allow the gain to do it's job).

    Any info it's greatly appreciated.
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    See
    https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30023666

    for a refurbished example showing the No 31 Fuze and a decent paint job.
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    It seems that the copper gas check is missing on your example.
    As far as I know fuzed No31
    A repainted MkIII example on IWM, I don't konw if color is ok : https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30023666
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    oups, same time Bonnex
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    thanks guys, i had seen the iwm pic but thought it could just be somebody else's interpretation of what it should look like. you can't beat original paint or publications.

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    forum member chris has come up trumps with original publications for the 4" mortar. a very interesting short read.

    however it doesn't mention the colour of the shell. i've seen an original publication on the stokes mortar that shows the body as dirty white so that is what i'm going to paint it, unless someone has proof it was yellow.

    thanks chris for the info.

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