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I picked this little bugger up back in 2001 from Stuarts Military Antiques for 50.00 and looking back, I wish I would have bought more of them. It has most of its brick red paint, and this particular one has a bakelite fuze, instead of the more common aluminum version. Most of its stenciled markings are still readable and several waffen ampts to be seen. The fuze is marked aqs 42, and the body appears to be have been made in 1943. The fuze assembly comes apart somewhat and the empty inside of the round still smells like tnt. The 5cm granaten wurfer was popular in the early war years as a light artillery piece for company strength fire support. But it lacked sufficient range compared to other 50 and 60mm types. I think the 5cm mortar was phased out of production in 1943, but not 100% sure. As of late, I have seen these selling on GB and fleabay for around 250/300 so I cannot imagine what a nice 8cm version would sell for, as they are very hard to find.










 
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