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Original U.S. Vietnam War Complete M68 Claymore Mine Training Kit with Canvas Carry Bag - Inert

Regular price $595.00

Item Description

Original Items: One Set Only. The M68 kit was designed to familiarize personnel with the placement and arming of a real M18 Claymore directional mine. It comes with all the components of a real Claymore kit packed in an M7 bandoleer. The plastic M33 Inert AP Mine is the inert training and practice version of the M18 Claymore. Some inert mines were green with a light blue band, while others were completely blue. It does not contain an explosive or pyrotechnic filler of any kind. It is packed in a Claymore bag with inert M10 simulated detonator cap wire with connectors, a FIRING DEVICE ELECTRICAL M57 "clacker" firing control, and a TEST SET ELECTRICAL M40 circuit testing kit.

Unloaded or dummy grenades, artillery shell casings, and similar devices, which are cut or drilled in an BATF-approved manner so that they cannot be used as ammunition components for destructive devices, are not considered NFA weapons. This example is in total compliance and is NOT AVAILABLE FOR EXPORT.

This example is very nice, and has the look of a well-used piece of equipment. The mine itself is cast in blue plastic, complete with internal shrapnel, some of which has broken loose. It was later repainted OD Green for display, but it is definitely marked PRACTICE / BACK / M-33 APERS MINE on the back. It still retains the original fold out support legs as well as the wire connectors. There are some cracks and chipping on the body of the inert mine most likely from being dropped.

The M57 clacker appears to function, and when connected with the M10 wire and M40 test kit, the light on the test kit properly lights up, so we know that the wire is complete. The bag is in very good condition with a fold out instruction label, though it is worn and torn. Overall a very nice complete condition set of a rare and essential Vietnam Era training set. Ready to display!

The M18 Claymore is a directional anti-personnel mine used by the U.S. military. It was named after the large Scottish sword by its inventor; Norman A. MacLeod. Unlike a conventional land mine, the Claymore is command-detonated and directional, meaning it is fired by remote-control, or trip wire, shooting a pattern of metal balls into the kill zone like a shotgun. The Claymore fires steel balls out to about 100 meters within a 60° arc in front of the device. It is used primarily in ambushes and as an anti-infiltration device against enemy infantry; just perfect to place on a desktop to keep unwanted visitors out of your office.

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