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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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