Flintlock Hand Mortar, Britain, 1776 - 1 11/16" (42.86mm) cup
The hand mortar is a firearm that was used mainly in the late 17th century and 18th century to throw fused grenades. At various times, this weapon was equipped with a matchlock, wheellock , or flintlock. Most hand mortars had short barrels, usually 2 to 5 inches (5-10 cm) long; the bore was 2-2.5 inches (5-6 cm). The hand mortar is sometimes considered as early predecessor of modern grenade launchers.
The Hand Mortar and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
| Killing Floor
|| "Orca Bomb Propeller"
|| Added in the 2nd Community Weapons Pack DLC