Original U.S. Vietnam War Deactivated 60mm HE M49A3 Mortar Round - Dated 1973

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.

This is a hard to find WWII 1973-Dated M49A3 Deactivated Mortar Round, for the U.S. 60mm M2 Mortar. This cartridge is fired in 60mm mortars M2 or M19 for use against personnel and materiel, providing both fragmentation and blast effect.

The complete round consists of a projectile body a point detonating fuze (staked), a fin assembly, four increments of propellant charge, an ignition cartridge, and a percussion primer. The projectile body is of pearlitic malleable iron (PMI), and is threaded internally at the nose to accept the fuze and at the base to accept the fin assembly. The body is filled with Composition B high explosive.

The projectile body of the M49A3 is of forged steel and is filled with flaked TNT. This example is in very good condition, with original arsenal markings stamped into the mortar round  body:

AIM - 16 - 5 - 73 60MM - M49A3

The OD Green paint is retained very well. Both the fuze and base screw off for inspecting the internal structure. The fuze also has the correct FUZE, PD, M525 marking on the side, as well as a 7-73 date. Even the fin assembly has a 73 date.

This is a great chance to pick up a scarce Vietnam War dated deactivated mortar round!

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