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Pre WW2 hand grenade
« on: March 29, 2014, 05:18:05 AM »
Here is a pre WW2 hand grenade painted gray. It has the cut-back modified fuze bouchon with the dust cover in place. It also has a short spoon. Thanks for looking.

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Re: Pre WW2 hand grenade
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 08:16:37 AM »
That's cool. I have a lot of grenades, but I really don't know much about them. I recall picking them up because I wanted to collect in an all around style. That doesn't work!
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Re: Pre WW2 hand grenade
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014, 12:11:38 PM »
When did they start painting them yellow?
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Re: Pre WW2 hand grenade
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2014, 03:31:15 PM »
When did they start painting them yellow?

Ian, the use of yellow paint on MK2 grenades is believed to have started in the late 1930s. The gray paint started in the early 1920s.

JS, I would love to see your grenades  ;D

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Re: Pre WW2 hand grenade
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 07:06:24 PM »
When did they start painting them yellow?

Ian, the use of yellow paint on MK2 grenades is believed to have started in the late 1930s. The gray paint started in the early 1920s.

JS, I would love to see your grenades  ;D

I'll post them as long as you fill in the blanks! ;D
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