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You want to just make a logged walled pit for a mortar? An underground bunker is a LOT of work especially 4 room jobs, it nearly killed me the 'main room' oak roof beams each weighted 250-300lb the front door 200 for example.



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I am just going to do a pit.

I need to stay flexible, i basically want to do a pit for the mortar, do a series of photos, then change it into a MG position for some photos.

You want to dig another 4 room bunker? I have place and a spade waiting for you ;-)

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I've wanted a small artillery piece for years with the intention of making a gun emplacement in our small bush lot in the back of the property. Something with sand bags etc. to look like a hidden gun emplacement. I've recently been told that Linda will tollerate almost any of my "odd" ideas regarding collecting but a cannon of any size, shape or type will be the final straw.

I mention this as you are not the only one who comes up with ideas that seem to bewilder our wives and perhaps drives them over the edge.

Good luck my friend, just remember that in marridge, if you are going to dance on the mine field you will have to get used to being called "stumpy".



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Been reading the Brits had a red painted mortar round for each gun in case they had to abandon, time delay and explode in the breech did the Germans have similar?


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I've got a Nachrichten round for the light MW. Never could find an H.E. version. Sold my Granatenwerfer years ago. Still have a message round for it.


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Our unit is currently full, but there are plenty of units on both side who are hungry for new members. You should contact the Great War Association. This is the parent organization above all of the individual units/clubs.





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