Deactivated M51 60mm Mortar SN. SM51 *
Deactivated Spanish Modelo 51 60mm Mortar Tube. All in poor, restorable deactivated condition. Note: Only one mortar tube per order and crate not included. These will make an excellent restoration project for the amateur gunsmith and collector. The Spanish Modelo 51 Mortar was introduced in 1951 and was a Lighter, simplified copy of the Brandt system. The Brandt 60mm Mortar first appeared in 1936 and was designed by a French engineer, called Brandt. It was adopted by US forces in 1940 and called the M2. It fired 3 types of 60mm shell, HE, WP and Flares. They had an effective range of 1200 meters and a skilled crew could fire 20 rounds a minute. They were popular with the troops issued them, as they were simple to use and maintain, reliable and light to carry around. They saw service with the US Army and Marine Corps through WWII, Korea and Vietnam and can still be found today in Latin America and the Third World. A highly effective Light Infantry Mortar. All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold London or Birmingham proof marks and a certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly.