Exploded 1954 Korean War Era 81mm Mortar Round M48A1 Fuse. Used in the M1 Mortar.
The M1 mortar was used from World War II until the 1950s when it was replaced by the lighter and longer ranged M29 mortar. M48 Point Detonating (PD) Fuse: Selective Powder Train burning fuse that can be set to Super Quick or Delay ignition on impact. The factory pre-set delay time was stamped on the shell body. If the Super-Quick flash ignition failed, the Delay fuse kicked in. If set on Delay, the Super Quick flash igniter mechanism was immobilized to prevent premature ignition.
Models: M48, M48A1, M48A2 (either 0.05 or 0.15 second Delay), & M48A3 (0.05 second delay). Weighs about 6 ½ lbs.
Cannot be fired or modified to fire. 10 ½ top to bottom, 7 ½ where it has been peeled (side to side), about 3 wide where it has not been peeled back at the upper most section. The item "Exploded 1954 Korean War Era 81mm Mortar Round M48A1 Fuse" is in sale since Saturday, October 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1954-60\Original Period Items".
The seller is "karp45" and is located in Homosassa, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.