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Russian WW2 50mm Mortar - battle damaged?


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5 4974-597 Rt FULL.jpgMore Economical RUSSIAN WWII M38 50 MM MORTAR


If you are just starting your collection of WWII or Communist Bloc weapons, this example of the  50mm Russian will save you a few $$$$.  It is the same M38 type light mortar the Russians used to defeat the German invasion of their Fatherland  from 1941 to the end of the war.  This Model 38 Russian mortar, dated 1940, was also made before the German invasion and undoubtedly was used in much of that terrible four year conflict. This mortar has been reparkerized, has an excellent bore, and has a welded repair to the body of the tube.  See photo.  The repair is about the size of a quarter, and was not an ATF deactivation hole, which requires the hole to be the size of the bore, 50mm.   It was either a repair to battlefield damage or a repair to a small hole someone drilled in the tube after it was removed from service.  HOWEVER, its ATF Form 4 registration from 2008 designates the manufacturer as “SOVIET ARSENAL U.S.S.R.”  If this mortar has been deactivated and not registered, and the deactivation hole was then welded up and it was registered on ATF Form 1 or 2, the manufacturer would be the name and address of the party reactivating it, not “SOVIET ARSENAL.”  The details indicate it was never deactivated and, when originally registered, was a live M38 Russian mortar.  YOU DECIDE. 

It employs the unique ranging system that bleads off combustion gas from the discharge for close-range shots.  This Russian Mortar is classified as a destructive device and can only transfer to a licensed destructive device dealer, manufacturer or importer in your state, who can then transfer it to you.  The transfer procedure is the same as transferring a suppressor, requiring the $200 transfer tax and other documentation.  $3000 plus shipping. Email sales@fullautoclassics.com or call 575-405-0911.  Thank you.

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