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Old 29-04-21, 02:27
Wayne Henderson Wayne Henderson is offline
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Default 3 inch Stokes Mortar

Hello all, I am looking for information regarding the WW1 stokes Mortar used by most Commonwealth Forces.
How much different from the latter 3 inch Mortar?
There appears to be several variants of base plates and rounds.
The Stokes were also used in early WW2 and in some places well after.
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Wayne.
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Old 29-04-21, 22:20
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Default 3 inch Stokes Mortar

Hi Wayne
I'm certainly no expert on the Stokes.
However I have just acquired an original WW2 3 inch Mortar for my collection. Id be happy to get some detailed photos of it over to you for comparison purposes it that helps in any way?
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Rob
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Old 30-04-21, 12:28
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Hi Rob, thanks for the offer, I have all the information on the WW2 3 inch mortar, just trying to find out if the Stokes is different and in what way.
Appears there were many around even in early WW2 but information is a bit thin.
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Old 30-04-21, 12:53
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Default 3 inch Stokes Mortar

No worries Wayne
From what I've read on the subject I think you are right about the Stokes.
It was certainly around and in general service way after WW1.
Good luck with the research
Rob
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10 cwt GS Trailer
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Old 30-04-21, 15:07
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look at

British Ordnance Collector's Network (BOCN) on the WWW.
Grenades and Ordnance of the 20th Century group on Facebook

you will find loads of info on there

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