Item:
ONAS1187

Original German WWII 1939 Dated Anti-Tank Tellermine T.Mi.35 Inert Mine by Richard Rinker

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Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is genuine German WWII manufactured T.Mi.35 mine with original fuse and multiple German wartime markings. It is BATF compliant and totally inert. Also included is an original fuse that can be removed from the mine by unscrewing. Comes complete with carry handle and base plate. The base plate is detached, and can be removed to view the interior of the mine. Overall condition is very good, with original blue/gray paint and maker markings below the fuse socket:

ЯR 603
1939

The double R marking with one reversed is the logo of Richard Rinker G.m.b.H. in Menden/Iserlohn, the sole manufacturer allowed by the Treaty of Versailles to make grenades after WW1. Once rearmament was underway, they had many subcontractors, and 336 may indicate which factory produced this mine. The fuse is marked R. R. 227 - 39, indicating 1939 manufacture by another Richard Rinker Factory. There is also a Waffenamt proof on the top of the fuse below this marking.

The mine does have areas of rust and pitting but is totally solid. Typically only U.S, made training mines have been available on the market, so this is a rare opportunity to own a genuine German manufactured teller mine!

The Tellermine 35 (T.Mi.35) was a German metal cased anti-tank mine used extensively during the Second World War. The mine's case is made of sheet steel, and has a slightly convex pressure plate on the top surface with a central fuze well. Two secondary fuze wells are located on the side and bottom of the mine for anti-handling devices. For use on beaches and underwater the mine could be deployed inside a specially designed earthenware or concrete pot, which acted as a waterproof jacket for the mine. Pressure of 400 pounds (180 kg) on the center of the mine or 200 pounds (90 kg) on its edge deforms the pressure plate compressing a spring, and breaking a shear pin which holds back the spring-loaded striker. Once the striker is released it flips downwards into a percussion cap which fires the adjacent detonator followed by the booster charge and then the main explosive filling of TNT.

Original Specifications:
Height: 76 mm
Diameter: 318 mm
Weight: 9.1 kg
Explosive content: 5.5 kg of TNT
Trigger weight: 90 to 180 kg
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