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Old 4th April 2020, 06:30 PM   #1
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Hey Guys

I have to ask for your help again. I also have this mortar which i bought from a guy in Coburg in Germany. The inscription on the bottom of the piece is a mystery for me, maybe one of you has more information than me. The carriage is a reproduction but i kinda like how it looks with the barrel.

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Old 6th April 2020, 08:45 AM   #2
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That is certainly an unusual design for a mortar. Its flat base & horizontal priming dish point to it as being a piece that was designed to be fired vertically. I suspect that it is actually a large thundermug, fitted with carrying handles so it can be carried by two people, which a previous owner has interpreted as trunnions.
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Old 6th April 2020, 09:28 AM   #3
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Very sharp eye and obviously a correct assessment, Adrian.
So ... what would the marks refer to; foundry, destination ID initials ?
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Old 6th April 2020, 12:17 PM   #4
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So ... what would the marks refer to; foundry, destination ID initials ?

I do not know for certain. The logical answer is the foundry/maker & the year.
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Old 9th April 2020, 07:17 PM   #5
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Hi Daniel,

Well I'm sure the experts are correct but all the same it's a damn fine mounting and who's to say that the odd 'thundermug' did not get pressed into service as a mortar when the need arose.

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Old 14th April 2020, 08:36 AM   #6
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Thank you all to bring light to this topic. I am really disappointed that it this is not a real mortar. It got sold to me in a while back and i think i am still a little bit to trusting when it comes to dealers, as this piece got sold to me a a legit mortar.

Thank you Daniel
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Old 14th April 2020, 07:44 PM   #7
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By all means, Daniel; don't feel disappointed ... at all.
This is no doubt a great and rare setup; you don't see thundermugs (that being the case) with such a large bore. There ought to be a story about it that we would love to learn.
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Old 14th April 2020, 09:31 PM   #8
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I like it too, Daniel, Nice display setup, the repro mounting is very well made. It should make an impressive noise if you wish to fire off a salute (Independence Day, Bonfire Night, whatever) or signal the start of a yachting regatta.
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Old 14th April 2020, 11:23 PM   #9
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Thatís a wonderful display. The mount is very nice!
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