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    WWII M1 Garand Improvised Launchable 60mm "Mortar"

    I have been searching the web for a few years now on a couple of mortars I have. In the beginning, I thought that someone had just threwn a thread through them to make a lamp. Later I found that these were rare launchable mortar rounds from an M1icon Garand. I have yet to find a tail fin for either, and a buddy of mine wants to trade for one. What would be the trade valie on one of these? I linked below the original thread I found on this site. I don't know how to post a picture here yet, so follow the links to the pics. Any help would be greatly appreciate.

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    No special round required, any HE 60 mm mortar round could be fired from an M1icon rifle using a M7 launcher and M1 projection adapter. Photo is of a full sized dummy shell mounted in the adapter, laying on a copy of the bulletin describing how to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCeige View Post
    Later I found that these were rare launchable mortar rounds from an M1icon Garand.
    You can keep searching...those have been modified for someone's brainstorm. Good luck in your search. The rare part would be finding someone that had launched a mortar round and not hospitalized himself while doing it...or his rifle...
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    Mortar Round

    The GCAicon Journal had an article on it by Bill Ricca in the Winter 2004 issue. It's the first article in the new Best of the Journal Book 7 recently released. It was evidently a GI field invention in 1945.
    Real men measure once and cut.

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    The Bulletin, TB-9-1985-2, which shows how to do it and warns only authorized for emergency use, and not to be done from M1icon Carbines, is dated 26, January, 1944. Troops seem to have done it in the field in Italyicon in 1943.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Seijasicon View Post
    It was evidently a GI field invention in 1945.
    I believe you, I knew guys just like that too, do anything once.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom in N.J. View Post
    warns only authorized for emergency use
    Agreed...

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    not to be done from M1icon Carbines
    Not even on a dare.
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    Unfortunately I cannot see the Opís Original pictures. A secret document shows another type of 60mm adapter that was tested in addition to the TB. It used a base similar to a m17 grenade. I wish I could see the pictures. There is also an adapter that appears to screw into the tail fin section. Trying to figure out how to post from my phone.


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