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 Post subject: 2 in Mortar ammo carrier
PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:59 am 
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Real Name: Karl Windram
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Hi

Does anybody know the lengh of the tubes?
failing that can anybody tell me the length of a 2in round? and i can work somthing out from the.
Infact any info on the carriers would be good.

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See the Weapons of the WW2 Tommy book by D. Gordon. I think he mentioned it there.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 0:56 am 
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The demensions that I got a few years back from someone are:
50 CM long
6 CM outer diameter
5 MM wall

I am repoping some sets at the present time here in the States. Here are some photos:
http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j226/ ... carrier_2/

What I am hoping someone here can help me out with is the paper labels that were afixed to the sides. In David Gordon's book, the carrier he has pictured shows a partial label. If anyone has a photo of a complete label or at least the text, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Excellent pics, Rob!
The best carriers I have ever seen! :idea:

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Thanks for the compliment. Here are some more detailed photos. Cheers.

http://s81.photobucket.com/albums/j226/ ... r_carrier/


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Thank you! I like it! I really do.
Wish we would have such nice carriers for our 2 inch.

Cheers Petr


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I done a lot of research on the two inch mortar a few years ago and had a better collection than the IWM and found out many revealing things, was going to do a book but its surprisingly a vast subject. I had these carriers and they had no labels but were colour coded with a stripe of paint down the side of the tubes ie yellow for HE etc, can't remember the exact coding to mind, can find out more if you PM me. There were no labels and i don't think there was unless they were of Canadian or Australian manufacture. Your carriers are very good and spot on. Plenty of metal bomb boxes over here to be filled.


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30thcammo,

Thanks for the info and kind words on my carriers. Yes, I was aware of the color coding (red, yellow, etc). As for labels on carriers, I think the carrier displayed in David Gordon's book that has a label is Canadian made (if memeory servers me correctly). I will dig back through the book when I get home tonight. Any other information you can provide me on these carriers would be great. Cheers, Rob


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I think that you will find that these picture that show stickers on the tubes are from 1945 dated carriers, of course there were two types by then but early war say up to 43 44 may have had the colours codes painted on them. Also remember old stocks were being used up in turn. You will find after the war in the 50s and 60s, 1945 stocks were still being used. My 1960s manual shows later wartime dated boxes and carriers being used.


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Just digging up an old thread to post a photo of a 2" Mortar Bomb carrier that I found for sale today.


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Have a link to who were sell such an item.


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Great looking tubes from Rob, we could do with some for our 2" mortar, if you make any more would you be willing to sell?
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I bought some brilliant repro ones from someone on the forum about year ago.
£90 of two I think it was.


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