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Hand Mortar

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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:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Last of the Mohicans A British soldier Flintlock 1992
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Martin Klebba Marty Flintlock 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Martin Klebba Marty Flintlock 2007
1612 (uncredited) Ivan Nikitich Matchlock 2007
The Sovereign's Servant (Sluga Gosudarev) Russian soldiers Percussion 2007


Title Actor Character Note Air Date
Visit to Minotaur (Vizit k Minotavru) Sergey Shakurov Antonio Stradivari Flintlock? 1987
Banshee Seen in Proctor's arsenal; (S02E08) 2014
Turn: Washington's Spies Daniel Henshall Caleb Brewster Flintlock; (Season 2) 2015

Video Games

Title Appears as Note Release Date
Killing Floor "Orca Bomb Propeller" Added in the 2nd Community Weapons Pack DLC 2009

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