12 cm Granatwerfer 42

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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

Post by ZloveGro » 02 Feb 2017 14:44

Sturm78 wrote:12cm PM-38 ??

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Yea! Soviet PM-38 :wink:

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Russian 12cm PM-38 Help

Post by Granatwerfer » 22 Mar 2017 21:43

I am in the middle of restoring my mortar and i need help with the canvas cover that covered the horizontal adjuster.

I need close up pictures of the cover or a drawing with measurements so I can have one made, or if anyone knows where I might be able to get an original.

Sorry for the little picture in a big square.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

Post by Granatwerfer » 23 Mar 2017 21:03

Thanks for the pictures guys it is a help and gives me something to go on.

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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

Post by Sturm78 » 09 Apr 2017 10:07

Hi all,

I think an 12cm Gr.Wfr.42 mortar:

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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

Post by Granatwerfer » 30 Apr 2017 19:25

While stripping paint off the barrel of my mortar I found the marking shown in the attached picture. The barrel had been captured by the Germans and reused by them, so i think the 1940r is a German stamping. Can any help with the Russian stamps above, what do they mean.

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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

Post by JTV » 01 May 2017 07:59

Granatwerfer wrote:While stripping paint off the barrel of my mortar I found the marking shown in the attached picture. The barrel had been captured by the Germans and reused by them, so i think the 1940r is a German stamping. Can any help with the Russian stamps above, what do they mean.
What you thought as "r" in 1940 r" is actually "g" in Cyrillic characters and abbrevatiation of "goda" (year) in Russian. Hence the mortar barrel was apparently manufactured in year 1940.

52-M-843-III is GRAU (Main Artillery and Rocket Administration for Soviet Ministry of Defense) index number for this mortar model.

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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

Post by Granatwerfer » 01 May 2017 19:41

Hi Jarkko

Thanks very much for the information. I have found other markings but they are too faint to read, all I can say is that they are in a hexagon, will see if I can have a closer look with a magnifier.

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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

Post by Sturm78 » 18 May 2017 13:01

Hi all,

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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

Post by ZloveGro » 18 May 2017 17:17

Nice, ths photo. :wink:

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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

Post by Granatwerfer » 28 May 2017 20:24

Finally got the mortar parts put together yesterday with the help of a couple of very good friends. It is a lot bigger than I thought it would be, but it does look very impressive. Still a couple of small parts to be made and a bit of paint needed in a few places.
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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

Post by Sturm78 » 24 Jul 2017 21:41

Hi all,

I am not sure if 12cm Gr.Wfr.42 or 120mm PM-38 mortar.

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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

Post by Granatwerfer » 25 Jul 2017 20:18

It is a Russian 120mm PM-38. You can just make out part of the winding handle above his left hand.

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Re: 12 cm Granatwerfer 42

Post by v60pih » 25 Jul 2017 20:19

See: http://sassik.livejournal.com/317388.html

See page 733 for the foto and from page 723 for more info

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