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MORTAR 60MM - M2

Started by US Victory Museum , Jan 23 2008 02:04 PM

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#51 Broccoli

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Posted 29 December 2010 - 04:18 AM

Another one, I hope you are not bored with my childy questions :)

As I was looking on Johan's Aiming stake light, I was googling it and found a manual to the lights http://books.google....A...p;q&f=false

On page 5, there you can read about 10 types of stakes :) Which ones are the ones that "US Victory Museum..." on his photos here on the first page has?

Which stakes are the right one for 60mm? Or shouldn't I care a cuss? The manual says"Stakes used for aiming the 60mm mortar are improvised as required" :) So The stakes aren't used in the field, just to training purpose?

I saw a M41 stake light (the same as Johan has), was it ever battle-used? :) Thank you!
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 03:42 PM

Firing an M2 60mm Mortar...

Amusing story. Once upon a time while out shooting on the ranch
we had a vehicle come up the road behind us. They couldn't see
what we were doing, so we waved and approached them. The elderly
woman apologized profusely for her husband's driving onto posted
private property, but according to her he was hearing what he
believed to be mortar fire. He was an old WWII vet.

You can imagine the shock on her face when we told her that
he was right and that we were firing WWII era mortars for
S**t's 'n' Giggles. We invited to ol' guy to drop a few with
us. That really made his day.

A great story and a really terrific thread!


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"Artillery lends dignity to that which would otherwise
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 02:38 PM

Howdy,
Who knows anything about a (60mm Practice CTG M766) Round with a (Fuze PD Practice M779) fuze head????

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 12:16 AM

Hello,
please, does anybody know which equipment or tools fits to M6 tool roll when it goes with a 60mm mortar? I have a FM 23-85 from 1940 and it says nothing definite - just "tols and equipment for disassembling and assembling and for cleaning and preservation.." There is some "tool, firing pin vent, cleaning", too, do you have a picture of it, please? I have a M6 tool roll with an oiler only in it, it looks soo lonesome there :)
Thanks,
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:58 AM

Hello again..
I have bought a sight extender, but it is made of alluminum, don't you know, if it is US WWII, US pre-war, US post war or non-US item?
Let me know, please.
Frankie

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:44 PM

Hello again..
I have bought a sight extender, but it is made of alluminum, don't you know, if it is US WWII, US pre-war, US post war or non-US item?
Let me know, please.
Frankie

Take a look at the TMs for the M2 - I think the sight extension may have been for the M19 60mm Mortar

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:46 AM

Hi everyone,
I have worked a lot on improving 60mm mortar display last year, I hope you enjoy it. I am still looking for some M51 containers and the steel holders for them.

regards

Frankie

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

one more

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:49 AM

...and a detail ;) thanks for looking!
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:40 PM

Take a look at the TMs for the M2 - I think the sight extension may have been for the M19 60mm Mortar



I think the M19 (with M1 "Airborne" base plate) does not have a sight, so you cannot use the sight extender or aiming poles... If it is fixed in M5 mortar legs (mount) and M2 baseplate, it is the same mount as for the M2... I also have a picture in a Manual showing M2 with a sihgt extender - and tey write there about it :)

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:09 AM

...and a detail ;) thanks for looking!
Frankie



Fantastic display Frankie.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:49 PM

Fantastic display Frankie.. :thumbsup:



Thank you :rolleyes:

Does anybody know what everything fits to the M6 Tool Roll? Of course an oiler... but than? I've seen some fuse wrechn on ebay month ago.. And I think there should be a wrench for the propelling cartridges.. but there are so many pockets..

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:10 AM

Hello again,

I have bought a wooden box for M83 Ilumination round1944 dated.. It's in a quite bad shape, but I have never seen one before, does anyone have one? I'll send some pics after celaning it.

 

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