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    Chalk one M2A1 up.

    A very gracious thank you to a fellow member and long distance pal for helping me fill one more hole in my"general ordnance" collection.Only 572 items to go now!!!!
    This came naked,"no offence to the pal,he's a busy man"and a little neglected.I havent finished it yet,but the paint worked out well.Well, it is only OD,not too hard to screw that up,duh.All I need to finish is some inert internals!!!!

    Kinda makes me wonder how many of you have neglected rusty projects tucked back in the corner of the shop????I know you doo.Chime in all!!
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    Lou, that's a nice looking body in great condition. Not too easy to find these days.

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    Nice piece Lou, good luck in your quest fot the projectile.

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    Projectile?I didnt know these had projectiles?

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    The bounding portion that is ejected from the main body is an unfinished, slightly modified body for a 60mm mortar. The fins are removed, a small adapter in their place and a plug in the nose with a short pyrotechnic delay and a detonator. Depending on the factory and the time period there are quite a few variations, as it was an unfinished body the specs were quite loose. I'll see if I can get my son to take a photo of one of mine at home and I'll attach later.
    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    Be-dang

    Darn Lou, I'll say chalk on up, one impressive piece of ordnance, huge score...Dano

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    The son delivered, as promised. I've included a couple pictures of the flare unit for the M48 Trip Flare as well, should you find the body for that.
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    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    mine

    Hi Lou, here is drawing of internal workings/// of M2A4..Dano
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    Chalk one M2A1 up...

    Here are some photographs of my inert 1943 dated M2A1 bounding mine HE projectile and delay fuze. It's stamped: LOT - LF - 80 - 1943 - M2A1 & M2A1B1. These were manufactured from partially machined 60mm mortar rounds that contained an imperfectly drilled tail fin attachment hole. (see photos). They still worked just fine in our AP mines.

    Best regards,

    Randall
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    Nice projectiles fellas. I've got the practice version with the cardboard projectile,but not the true ap mine and projectile.

 

 
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