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Commander in Chief

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Dear Gentleman,,

a member from a German medal forum asked me for help. Maybe someone can help, please? I am not too much into mortars as you may know.

Thank you very much in advance.

Chris

Here is his message:

Hello together, i need yout help, please. My name is Alex, i´m from Bavaria / Germany.

Chris told me that you could possibly identify the following model that i bought yesterday at a flea market.

Maybe it is just "mortar-style", may be it has a real model. It is definitely old, a real good handwork.

I usually collect medals and metal sculptures of planes and tanks of WW2 an post-war. But this cannon is unique, I´ve never seen anything comparable before. The part has a retraction spring, similar to Playmobil toy guns. This then fits again to a mining projector model. Thus, no cartridge or the like can be used. What is definitely missing is the locking mechanism for the return spring.



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Commander in Chief

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No one??

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I checked against most of the German WW1 mortar types and this mortar doesn't seem to match any of them.

It clearly isn't designed to have a propellant charge in the barrel because the breech plate is attached with

a couple of screws. Something like a training aid might be a possibility.

Charlie

 



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I checked many Austro-Hungarian and German mortars, both from a few books and from plenty of pictures I took inside museums, I was unable to find a match. Sorry.

Massimo

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Thanks for your replies!

Maybe an allied one?

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