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    Question Mini mortar round?

    Anyone know what this iron object is?

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    No real help here, practice round maybe? Cool find congrats
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    Hmm, maybe a piece to a game that you toss a target across a yard into a hole or ring. Games like this have been made for over a hundred years. Maybe this is one made during or shortly after the 1940's.
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    No guess, but an interesting find !!
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    Part of a cluster bomb...... Doesn't look like something I'd toss around!!

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    +1 on the cluster bomb.....
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    I'd put it on the train tracks and see what happens.
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    Not a cluster bomb submunition. More likely a 1/6 scale toy 81mm or 60mm mortar bomb, made for dioramas.

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    I heard years ago from a WWII vet that "bombs" consisting of thousands of iron "mini-bomblets" were dropped from high altitude during the war. The idea was that thousands of the little falling metal objects gaining velocity from 25000 feet and dropped on a large group would hit people on the head and kill them - and much cheaper than exploding ordinance. Not sure if it is fact or fiction.

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    My uncle was a pilot during WW2, he had a couple little nonexplosive four-finned Lazy dog bomblets he kept as souvenirs. They were about 2" long if I remember correctly, but were shaped different, sharp point and more pronounced fins. He said from high altitude they had great penetration. This link shows a couple types: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazy_Dog_%28bomb%29Click image for larger version. 

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    Is it hollow all the way through ? We used to find these WW2 practice bombs in the desert east of Mojave CA.
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    I think it's a toy. You would put a cap on the end of it and throw it up. When it hit something it would pop. The tip looks like it's missing maybe?
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    I remember the toy cap bombs, there were quite a few different styles. Below is one of the more common styles and a link to pictures of several other vintage styles. Some of the items have brand names, but I don't think there are any that are currently in production. Click image for larger version. 

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    I remember those things !! Agree, I doubt that you could buy one now !!
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    Welcome to the forum Desertrokon.
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    Welcome Desertrokon !!
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    Based on the area it was found. I really don't see this as a toy.

    Recent news article about a family with something similar that was a live bomb.

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