Original German WWII Inert 8cm Granatwerfer 34 Mortar Round - GrW 34

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a fantastic totally genuine 8mm mortar round. The round it completely void of any explosive content and cannot be rendered live again. This is in compliance with the current BATF standards on inert ordnance.

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8cm Wgr.34 fired by 8mm 8cm Gr.W.34 were streamlined high explosive anti-personnel fragmentation rounds. Both types have a finned tail unit which carries the out-shooting cartridge. The 8cm Gr.W.3 was fitted with a quick-acting and very sensitive nose fuse with a booster made of alloy. The fuse arms itself by inertia forces once the mortar left the muzzle of the barrel. Mortar shell’s body was made of mild steel with a bursting charge of T.N.T. inside, thick walls, screw-threaded fuse hole in the head. Mortar’s fin tail unit was designed to receive the out-shooting cartridge charge.

The mortar round is offered in very good condition and totally inert. It retains little of the original paint.

Comes ready to display.

The 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 (8 cm GrW 34) was the standard German heavy mortar throughout World War II. It gained a reputation for extreme accuracy and rapid rate of fire, although it was not as effective when being operated by poorly trained crews.
The weapon was of conventional design and broke down into three loads (smooth bore barrel, bipod, baseplate) for transport. Attached to the bipod were a traversing handwheel and a cross-leveling handwheel below the elevating mechanism. A panoramic sight was mounted on the traversing mechanism yoke for fine adjustments. A line on the tube could be used for rough laying.

The 8 cm GrW 34/1 was an adaptation for use in self-propelled mountings. A lightened version with a shorter barrel was put into production as the kurzer 8 cm Granatwerfer 42.

The mortar employed conventional 8 cm 3.5 kg shells (high explosive or smoke) with percussion fuzes. The range could be extended by fitting up to three additional powder charges between the shell tailfins.

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