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SN 77095. Cal. 50 MM. 10″ bbl. Fine condition specimen of Japanese type 89 grenade discharger often erroneously referred to as “knee mortar”. This misnomer, derived from the curved baseplate which although intended to help set the mortar into the ground, was shaped such that a man might mistakenly think it could be braced against a leg. In the event of such a misuse the result would be grievous injury to the leg. This specimen appears pretty much complete, missing the leather lanyard pull tab for the trigger, but it does include the orig leather cover and one deactivated projectile. Visible numbered parts appear matching. Firing mechanism appears functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval for transfer. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance very fine with finish thinning to bare where metal meets metal. Baseplate turning a brown patina with light peppery pitting. Rifled bore is very good with some significant pitting at the inner base due to lack of cleaning. Leather cover is in very good condition; soft and serviceable with numerous scrapes starting to crack and flake. Inert projectile also very good. One of the nicer specimens to come along. 48865-2 JWK19 C&R (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3778

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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