Original Japanese WWII Type 100 HE 81mm Inert Mortar Round – dated 1942
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Original Item: Only One Available. This mortar round is totally non-functional and inert, having been deactivated according to specifications outlined by the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives). It is totally inert, cannot be converted to an explosive devise.
This is a very good condition rare example of the Japanese Type 100 HE Mortar Round used with the Type 97 (1937) and later the Type 99 small trench mortar. This is based on the Stokes-Brandt design, as was the U.S. 81mm, and this round was actually interchangeable with the U.S. M43A1 shell.
The Japanese Type 100 round had a maximum range of about 3,000 yards. Loaded weight: ~3kg (6.9lbs) of which 1 pound was TNT. This round is complete, except there are some internal components missing from the fuze, though the top portion does unscrew completely. The top portion of the body and fins are also not currently removable. It still has the original paint markings indicating type and other information regarding the round. The paint markings are faded from cleaning and wear, but still mostly legible.
The stenciled text with translations reads-
100 式 – 100 Shiki (Type / Model)
九 七 曲 歩 – Kyuu Nana Kyoku Ho (97 Infantry Mortar)
Kyoku Ho is the abbreviation…