RARE German WW2 8 cm Wurfgranate 39 Jumping Mortar "Bouncing Betty", these mortars were designed at the start of the war but not deployed in combat until mid 1943, the design was created to improve the fragmentation of grenades in the snow and mud with the nose being detachable from the body and propelling the warhead up into the air after it hit the ground. ]
The mortar in this listing is in very good condition, 80% of original green paint left, nice blakc ink stamps and date 1944, it is complete and comes with a correct bakelite WgRz fuze.
INERT - F.F.E (Free From Explosives)
Buyers MUST BE 18+
The 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 (8 cm GrW 34) was the standard German infantry mortar throughout World War II. It was noted for its accuracy and rapid rate of fire.
The weapon was of conventional design and broke down into three loads (smooth bore barrel, bipod, baseplate) for transport. Attached to the bipod were a traversing handwheel and a cross-leveling handwheel below the elevating mechanism. A panoramic sight was mounted on the traversing mechanism yoke for fine adjustments. A line on the tube could be used for rough laying.
The 8 cm GrW 34/1 was an adaptation for use in self-propelled mountings. A lightened version with a shorter barrel was put into production as the kurzer 8 cm Granatwerfer 42.
The mortar employed conventional 8 cm 3.5 kg shells (high explosive or smoke) with percussion fuzes. The range could be extended by fitting up to three additional powder charges between the shell tailfins.
A total of 74,336,000 rounds of ammunition were produced for the Granatwerfer 34 from September 1939 to March 1945