Original U.S. Vietnam War 60mm Mortar M83 Illuminating Cartridge (ILL) dated 1967 - Inert

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Totally inert and demilitarized according to BATF guidelines with hollow body and inert fuse. This mortar round cannot be converted to an explosive devise and is not available for export.

The M83 Illuminating Cartridge (ILL) was a pyrotechnic parachute flare shell used in night missions requiring illumination for assistance in observation. This is a nice Vietnam War 1967 dated example designed for use with the U.S. 60mm M2 Mortar. It features the correct FUZE TIME M65A1 dated 7-67, and M2 propellant charge, marked WMZ - 2 - 14 - 67 - 60MM M2.

This example is offered in very good condition, with original markings stamped into the body, and looks to have been repainted white for display. Measures approximately 14 1/2 inches in length.

A great chance to pick up a scarce Vietnam War deactivated mortar shell!

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