2″ Mortar Transit Case

Weapons, when not in use need to be carefully stored. As most weapons are awkward shapes a sturdy purpose built wooden box is ideal. It protects the weapon, can hold any accessories, is easy to transport and by its boxy shape is easy to stack up in a warehouse or store. The 2” mortar is no different and thanks to Gary Hancock I have now been able to add the transit case to my little mortar set up. The transit box is a sturdy wooden box, painted in gloss green paint:imageA pair of sturdy rope carry handles are fitted to each end to allow it to be easily moved around:imageA pair of heavy duty metal clasps is fitted to secure the lid, and as the box contains a weapon each of these is fitted with a loop to allow a padlock to be fitted to secure the contents:imageInside the box wooden cut outs are fitted:imageThese, together with the webbing strap, hold the mortar snuggly and prevent it from moving around in transit:imageA pair of wedges on the underside of the lid press down from above:imageThe ends of the box and the edges are lined with felt to help protect the contents and make a tight seal where the lid meets the box:imageNote the chain to prevent the lid from falling too far back. A contents label is pasted to the underside of the lid to indicate what should be carried inside the transit case:imageThere appears to be at least a couple of different patterns of transit cases for the 2” mortar. As well as this design there is an earlier case for the early pattern of 2” mortar which had a different type of base plate and so needed different chocks inside the box to secure it. These boxes also seem to have specific places to put the sight, cleaning kit and spares tin. Mine does not, but they fit around the mortar easily enough and I managed to get them all in with no difficulties.

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