5. Lay free length of string across path and fasten to stake, bush, etc. The string should remain taut.


,String Attached To Grenade




1. Carefully withdraw safety pin by pulling on ring. Be sure safety lever is restrained during this operation. Grenade will function in normal manner when trip wire Is pulled.

NOTE: In areas where concealment is possible, a greater effect may be obtained by suspending the grenade several feet above ground, as illustrated below.

6. Insert second piece of rag wadding against stones and/or metal scrap. Pack tightly as before.


Wad Scrap Wad Firing


Knot Section II

MORTAR SCRAP MINE A directional shrapnel launcher that can be placed in the path of advancing troops.

1. Bury pipe in ground with open end facing the expected path of the enemy. The open end may be covered with cardboard and a thin layer jft ยป -f// of dirt or leaves as camouflage.

2. Connect firing leads to battery and switch. Mine can be remotely MATERIAL REQUIRED: fired when needed or attached to trip device placed in path of ad-

Iron pipe approximately 3 ft. (1 meter) long and 2 in. to 4 in. (5 to vancing troops. 10 cm) in diameter and threaded on at least one end. Salvaged artillery cartridge case may also be used. NOTE: A NON-ELECTRICAL ignition system can be substituted for

Threaded cap to fit pipe. the electrical Ignition system as follows.

Black powder or salvaged artillery propeilant about 1/2 lb. (200 gms)

total. 1. Follow above procedure, substituting safety fuse for igniter.

Electrical igniter (commercial SQUIB or improvised igniter, Section

VI, No. 1). Safety or improvised fuse may also be used. 2. Light safety fuse when ready to fire.

Small stones about 1 in. (2-1/2 cm> in diameter or small size scrap;

about 1 lb. (400 gms) total. Rags for wadding, each about 20 in. by 20 in. (50 cm x 50 cm) Paper or bag Battery and wire Stick (non-metallie)

Mortar Mine

Note: Be sure pipe has no cracks or flaws.

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