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Old 07-14-2019, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Cover/strap/pad for tubular item

Anyone that can identify this set? Code is well known web-maker, gck, and nice WaA present. But what is it for? The cover has an internal diameter of 12cm. Probably for carrying a tubular item.







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Old 07-14-2019, 11:46 PM   #2
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obviously for a cannon barrel
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Not obvious to me. A barrel of 12 cm would be very heavy, and not a "man-load". Still this set has a padded pillow for support.
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Oh yes, I see, then for a mortar.
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This would fit the 120mm mortar. That one came with a wheeled carriage. The barrel weighs 105 kg, and the whole mortar is 285 kg. I don't think they moved them much on their back...
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This would fit the 120mm mortar. That one came with a wheeled carriage. The barrel weighs 105 kg, and the whole mortar is 285 kg. I don't think they moved them much on their back...
Construction and material is typical for a mortar muzzle cover, I had one for a 8cm one a while ago.

The "Back pad" is IMO not meant for this, they were constructed different. So I guess this padding just protected some delicate parts (optic mount eg) while in transport. The straps of the pad seem to have the right lenghts to go around the tube.
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:36 PM   #7
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Would the tube cover be for sale by any chance. If yes please could you PM me. Regards.
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Construction and material is typical for a mortar muzzle cover, I had one for a 8cm one a while ago.

The "Back pad" is IMO not meant for this, they were constructed different. So I guess this padding just protected some delicate parts (optic mount eg) while in transport. The straps of the pad seem to have the right lengths to go around the tube.

I have the 5cm cover, and that is a lot more sturdy and stiff than this. It appears too fluffy to be a muzzle cover. And the strap looks to be much too thin. I have the original manual for the 120mm mortar, and although 50% of it consist of pictures no muzzle cover is pictured.

The 120 mm came with a wheeled carriage, so I can't see the use for the pad to protect anything, as all loose parts would be locked during transport....
But yes, the pad-straps appears to be wrapped around a tubular/barrel object.
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Would the tube cover be for sale by any chance. If yes please could you PM me. Regards.

I was trying to get the 8cm set up. This will go when I find out what it is...
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:21 PM   #10
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I will ask my friend (who owns now my ex 8cm cover) for pictures to compare.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:50 PM   #11
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Thank you for the reply.

I have pictures in my collection, that have been downloaded from the net, that show this type of cover over the tube mouth when set up to fire and on the trailer. But sadly none showing the pad.
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