Original U.S. WWII M2 60mm Display Mortar with M4 Collimator Sight and Display Bomb - WW2 Dated
Original Item: Only One Available. This is not a Spanish made copy, this is a genuine US made WWII dated M2 mortar, in excellent condition. These are nearly impossible to find!
The U.S. M2 60 mm mortar was developed from the heavier 81 mm M1 Mortar to provide a lighter-weight alternative to company-level fire support. The M2 attempted to bridge the gap between the 81 mm mortar and the hand grenade. Normally employed by the weapons platoon of a U.S. infantry company, the M2 is of the usual mortar pattern of the day. It consists of a smoothbore metal tube on a rectangular baseplate, supported by a simple bipod with the elevation and traverse mechanisms. The firing pin was fixed in the base cap of the tube, and the bomb was fired automatically when it dropped down the barrel. Though classed as a light mortar, the M2 had considerable range compared to the 50 mm and 60 mm mortars of most other nations, and its fixed-firing pin design allowed a high rate of fire by trained crews. The M2 Mortar was used throughout World War II by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
The mortar is offered in excellent condition. A data plate on the bipod reads-
60MM. M5, NO. 3182
ORD. DEPT. U.S.A.
SUNDSTRAND M.T. CO 1945
Our non-firing display Mortar has an original WW2 dated adjustable bipod mount, original WW2 base plate, new made non-functional BATF approved tube with new made ball. Also includes an inert Display Bomb with an original deactivated tail assembly. The T&E mechanism works perfectly, the data plate is legible, the original leather transport closure strap is intact. We have never had one of these in such fantastic nearly unissued condition and don’t expect to see one again anytime soon.
Also included is an original WW2 issue M4 Collimator Sight as depicted in FM 23-90. This sight was also used on the US 81mm mortar. By laying the sight on aiming stakes, the mortar squad could fire indirect missions. The open sight allowed the squad to fire direct lay missions. The sight is in excellent condition and also comes with the original carry case.
Sight is marked:
STOCK NO. 7579927
SERIAL NO. 80142
The excellent leather carry case is marked on the exterior:
The interior is marked in two places:
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