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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 16:55 pm 
Just won this on ebad.. I'll post some proper pics up in due course.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0341054859

Anybody know where I can get Four repro tubes to put the M43 81mm rounds in before they go in the container?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 19:58 pm 
Bump! Need those tubes!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 20:29 pm 
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Paul,

I was going to start looking into making the tubes for various ordinance. If I get some free time this term Im going to see if I can get incontact with some suppliers and look at getting some made. Will have to wait and see I suppose.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 21:00 pm 
Nice one!! I'll trade some D rations with you!!!! :wink:


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If anyone needs tubes of any description, let me know the details, sizes, diameters, pictures etc. I might be in a position to obtain something that could pass as...

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US 60mm mortar tubes LCC if you can lay your hands on something similar please mate

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2ad82recon wrote:
US 60mm mortar tubes LCC if you can lay your hands on something similar please mate

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You will have to furnish me with description and sizes, US stuff isn't anything I know about. Its only a possibility mind you, and if I am able to acquire stuff it may not be 100% percent condition wise, and might need some alterations made.

I bought a 40mm tube off ebay thinking it was a UK issued one and I recently discovered that modern UK stuff is packaged in a similar fashion, black, and in spiraled (like a toilet roll) cardboard tubes with meal ends. I might only be able to get stuff that is only fit for scrap but if I ask nicely.....

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Did anyone get anywhere with this idea? I'm on the lookout for some tubes now.

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We (our group) want US 60mm mortar tubes :roll:

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I'm still looking for the tubes.

Are there any postal tubes out there that would make the grade "from a distance"?

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LCplCombat wrote:
If anyone needs tubes of any description, let me know the details, sizes, diameters, pictures etc. I might be in a position to obtain something that could pass as...


These dimensions were given to me by a guy in the States who is a very, very good source of information on the M1 mortar. The dimensions were in inches and I did the conversion into millimetres:

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Outside diameter of the tube 3.900" (99.0600mm)
Width of outer tube wall 0.325" (8.25000mm)
Outside diameter of the inner tube 3.575" (90.8050mm)
Width of inner tube wall 0.375" (9.52500mm)

Inside diameter of the inner tube 3.2~+" (81.2800mm)
Length of tube less cap 14" (355.600mm)
Length of upper portion (inner) tube 3.625" (92.0750mm)
Length of lower portion of tube 10.375" (263.525mm)
Length of tube with cap 14.375" (365.125mm)


Length of cap including crimped end 4.00" (101.600mm)
Outside Diameter 3.900" (99.0600mm)
Inside diameter of the cap 3.595" (91.3130mm)
Lettering height 0.235" (5.96900mm)
Outside diameter of lettering 2.985" (75.8190mm)
Inside diameter of lettering 2.490" (63.2460mm)

Rolled edge of the metal comes 0.250" over the top of the tube ends. The "cup" that holds the fuse starts at 10.625" down from the top edge of the inner tube.


I've been having sleepless nights trying to figure out ways to replicate the tubes. I submitted the dimensions to a company that "specialized" in custom cardboard tube but they came back to me with a negative result. :(

I also have some rough dimensions for the crates that contained the M43(A1) rounds. Johnny, who started the thread, already has a very good repro of the crate used to store the M56 Heavy HE rounds. Interestingly, it looks that the width of the planking used for the crates vary. A piece 3" would have been nailed to a piece 5" long rather than having two 4" pieces. I'll get some photos up later if anyone's interested.

I think this is becoming more and more of an issue as WWII dated tubes and crates are fetching a hefty sum. I was told that there were tubes at Stoneleigh that were priced around the £45 mark.

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Still looking for the tubes.

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