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Trench mortars


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Here's some pic of ww1 trench mortars.

Pic 1 - 3" Trench mortar with fins missing

Pic 2 - 4" Trench mortars with fins

Pic 3 - 6" Trench mortar with fins

Pic 4 - Unusual one here - it's a 4.5" shell which has been converted to a 6" mortar, with the addition of 2 rings to increase the diameter to 6" and act as gas check rings and a tail welded to the base of the projectile. You can see the filling hole in the side of the projo.
Trench mortar rounds

Nice relic rounds Peteblight. I just love seeing freshly harvested iron, and i'm partial to the trench mortar rounds. Great pictures. Keep 'em coming...Dano
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Here's some pics of the different fuzing combinations for the 4" Stokes to keep you going.
Very, very interesting pictures .

Because these models are (for me) not known .

Do you have some informations please about the gun (3 or 4 inch)?
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There should be loads of info about the Stokes mortar online, 3 and 4".

In the meantime here's some pics of the toffee apple mortar.

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Pic 1 - Side view of the item as recovered.

Pic 2 - Top view showing the plug, with some nice markings visible.

Pic 3 - X-ray we took, clearly showing the fill (inert) and the burster tube.

Pic 4 - Old pic of the mortar in action

its a shame you dont give more information regards to why,where you are digging...it would make a very interesting journal.
If its because of security reasons then you could add details after your work has been done maybe?:tinysmile_fatgrin_t
Here is a picture of a 6" trench mortar that was recovered from an VFW hall in NJ.


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