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    81 mm Spanish Civil War Mortar unknown

    Hello!!
    I found in a Barcelona's flea market the mortar of the photo, painted in color aluminum.
    Anyone knowthis?
    Compared with my other 81 mm mortar: 81mm Valero, 81mm Valero Reformado and ECIA 81mm (post-war)
    IMG_0054.jpgIMG_0055.jpgIMG_0056.jpg

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    The same mortar between a Valero and a Brandt
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    Hello,

    Same body and fins as later french ww1 81mm BM18 but different fuze adapter.
    I recently posted about this kind of round used after ww1 as practice with improved fins and special cylindrical gaine (spotting charge).
    I assume your is a spanish copy with specific fuze and adapter.
    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...-mortar-projos


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    French ww1 81mm BM18

    81MM BM18 FRENCH.jpg





    British ww1 3in

    3IN.jpg
    Last edited by MINENAZ16; 11th February 2018 at 09:37 PM.
    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by EOD personnel .

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    It's probably French.
    In the spanish forums nobody knows tis.
    It's the problem of the flea markets, you can not know where it came from.
    Thank you again, Minenaz!!!

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    Hello Amunicionador, yes it is French, as MINENAZ16 identified it, but what is puzzling is the fuze adapter, and I am pretty sure it isn't a fuze adapter but a lamp adapter... I think what you have is what's left of a piece of trench art made from a 81mm BM18 mortar projo painted silver so at the time it displayed better on a mantel piece or on a table.
    Below are a few pictures of a 75mm shell, painted and dated 1900 with the same kind of adapter.

    Image-4.jpgImage-5.jpgImage-3.jpgImage-2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by doppz92 View Post
    Hello Amunicionador, yes it is French, as MINENAZ16 identified it, but what is puzzling is the fuze adapter, and I am pretty sure it isn't a fuze adapter but a lamp adapter... I think what you have is what's left of a piece of trench art made from a 81mm BM18 mortar projo painted silver so at the time it displayed better on a mantel piece or on a table.
    Below are a few pictures of a 75mm shell, painted and dated 1900 with the same kind of adapter.

    Image-4.jpgImage-5.jpgImage-3.jpgImage-2.jpg

    very relevant idea
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    Doppz92, you're right. It seems the most likely

 

 

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