I’ve been offered a Russian or soviet block fully functional mortar. I’m trying to 1- identify its make, manufacturer and 2 - an idea of its value. Any help is appreciated.
If a limey Piat is considered a destructive device. Why wouldn't a mortar be in the same category? All the Piat is, is a pipe cut in half. With a humongous big spring, in the back end.Sorry guys, you're wrong. Mortars are not NFA items. They aren't even guns. The explosive rounds are considered destructive devices. Many people load the rounds with chalk, so they make a puff of dust when they land.
Not doubting you, Bill - but weren't the surplused 40mm M79 Bloopers scrapped in the 1980s because they were considered "destructive devices"? After all, they were - in reality - nothing more than single shot over-sized shotguns. Not that it must make any sense to me. Being that M79s are considered "Destructive Devices" (and it IS possible to own one provided that the Federal permitt is obtained from the ATF) - so IF someone wanted to buy an operational mortar, they would also be required to jump thru the same Federal "hoops" to do it. You can own an artillery piece so long as you don't fire explosive rounds thru it. Screwy....Sorry guys, you're wrong. Mortars are not NFA items. They aren't even guns. The explosive rounds are considered destructive devices. Many people load the rounds with chalk, so they make a puff of dust when they land.
I took an airbag in the face, it hurts.When we had to destroy steering wheel airbags, we'd take them out back, wire them up to a switch and put a roll of duct tape or a gallon bottle of washer solvent on top of it. It would launch it up further than you'd think. I always used to say, now whose got a cat...........just kidding, we save them for good old authentic egg rolls.