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Lot 1668: Finnish Model 1941 47mm Mortar

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Finnish Model 1941 47mm Mortar, Class III/NFA Destructive Device

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Finnish Model 1941 47mm Mortar, Class III/NFA Destructive Device

Manufacturer: Finland
Model: 1941
Type: Destructive Device
Gauge: 47
Barrel: 16 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Item Views: 597
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 336
Class: Class III

Developed in 1941 and deployed for the Continuation War (1942-1944), the Model 1941 mortar was lightweight and compact, capable of being carried into action by a single infantryman. The 1941 is fitted with an integrated bipod and a ground spike style baseplate, a simple leveling device for setting angle of fire, and a base bleed vent collar for range setting. The tube is marked "47", with an assembly number of "45" on some components. A hardwood muzzle cover is included, with a riveted brass data plate.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 50% of the blue finish, showing a mixed brown and gray patina overall, scattered handling marks, edge wear, and an aged patina on the brass components. The muzzle cover is cracked, with tearing in the leather. Mechanically untested, but the base bleed mechanism appears to be in good order. NOTE: This Destructive Device is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.

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