Original German WWII Stock-Mine 43 Anti-Personnel Concrete Stake Mine with Inert Explosive and Fuse - STO.MI.43

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice example of an original inert German Stock-Mine 43. The stock mine was a German anti-personnel stake mine used during the Second World War. It consisted of a cylindrical concrete main body on top of a short wooden stake. The concrete head contained a small TNT bursting charge, and was embedded with a number of metal fragments. A fuze is fitted to a central fuze well on the top of the mine. It could be used with a range of fuzes including the ZZ 35, ZZ 42 and ZU ZZ 35 that would trigger on either a tripwire pull or release. This example is fitted with an original ZZ 35 fuze marked ЯR 344-40, for manufacture by a Richard Rinker contractor in 1940. It screws into the top of a replicated 1941-dated dummy charge for added authenticity.

The stake mine assembles correctly for display, and can be broken down for inspection. The concrete top is in good shape, with a lot of the original paint, though some of the shrapnel has oxidized, leaving some areas of rust. The stake, which we believe to be original, is in good shape as well. Often, captured tent stakes were used to deploy these mines. Truly an interesting design!

A number of copies of the mine were produced after the war by different countries including the Cuban PMFC-1, the Czechoslovakian PP-Mi-Sb, and the Yugoslavian PMR-2 which is found in Bosnia and Croatia.

Specifications (as issued):

Height (excluding stake): 165 mm (6.5 in)
Diameter: 70 mm (2.8 in)
Weight: 2 kg (4 lb 7 oz)
Explosive content: 100 g (3.5 oz)

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