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    Unknown mortar bomb for ID

    Hi can anyone ID this bomb for me , it came in with a small collection that I bought recently and is not my thing so I have no idea what it is . The head is approx 65 mm diameter and the whole piece is 250 mm long , Thanks in advance.006.JPG007.JPG008.JPG

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    Granatenwerfer 16 spigot mortar grenade. These were also hand-dropped from airplanes.
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    thanks for that Hazord , what period are these then .. WW1 ?

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    Yes, they were used in WWI.
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    You want to check to see if the propelling cartridge is still in place. If you see a cartridge there it is likely to be live.

    See this thread

    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...rfer+cartridge

 

 

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