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If you have something that you don't know or aren't sure about, send me a picture and short description and I will post it to see what we find out. Could be interesting! If you want to submit an answer, email me and I will post it along with any others I get. The winner doesn't actually win anything except the satisfaction of being right.
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Francesco sends this in, can anyone identify the drill grenade, country of origin, etc etc, yes we do know its a version of the RDG 5 :-)
Alex from Germany believes this to be a Chinese manufactured drill grenade.
Here are a bunch of unknowns from Rex, if anyone has information, please let us know.
has identified this grenade as the
M.O. Anthony Grenade
|Davide has identified this one as a WWI Italian Calderoni grenade missing the igniter mechanism.||Rex has identified this as the Scoville Grenade|
This is similar to a German Blendkorper, perhaps a variation?? Anyone?????
Some more to hopefully identify!!
I like this one, haven't got a clue what it is, but I like it. Wish it was mine. Anyone got any ideas, country of origin, when, where, what???
We have one idea anyway, anyone else???
This could be a grenade like I found on an old Spanish American and WW1 training base. According to my research it was an experimental grenade dropped from a balloon. The other one I have like it but has small tin fins on it. Out side of the fins not being on it, it looks identical. It was used at the end of the Civil War but no later then WW1 as the base closed down in 1925
This comes from Jesus, this grenade has been found on the Battlefields of the Spanish Civil War. The hole in top is unthreaded.
Anyone have any ideas on this one?
Francesco has come up with a good identification on this, it appears to be a George Keeling patent grenade, patent number 2299904.
This one comes from Bernt. Looks like a US Mk. 2 but has a rounded bottom. Anyone know who makes this one?
We have seen this one before but I don't think we ever identified it. Lets try again. height of the body is 80 mm, diameter is 60. The ring in the middle is the firing pin, in the position shown on the photo it's safe you have to lift it up and turn it 1/4 and a small pin on the ring rests on the spoon after which it is ready to be thrown.
This is possibly a Belgian experimental grenade from the 1930's, unfortunately there are no confirming references.
Alex sends this one in. this rifle grenade was found in Angola.
This one is possibly a Chinese rifle grenade, these are commonly found in Cambodia.
Possibly French? Italian?
Item is 90 mm high and 60 mm diameter, has a small hole in one end and a larger one in the other. No threading in either hole. Body material is cast iron. Because of the dark red paint on the grenade and the lack of threading in either hole, this may be a throwing practice item.
Here is an interesting little item, supposedly an American WWI aerial bomb. Its the size of a grenade but was made for tossing out of aircraft??? Well, that's the story anyway. Hopefully someone knows what this thing is.
This first item is some type of catapult grenade that appears to work like this. It appears there is some type of spring activated safety missing from the top, if we assume this, then the safety is pulled during launch. This ignites a fuze in a lead tube that runs through the main charge into a base cup containing a small black powder charge. When this charge explodes, it blows off the brass base cup and the spring loaded fins deploy. The grenade then spirals down to the target and one assumes detonates the main charge on impact.
The next one (on the left) is shown beside a British No. 2 Mk. II for size comparison.
Any help would be appreciated.
Here we have a very interesting grenade we have been unable to identify. Very odd this, similar in looks to the British No. 19. Likely some kind of experimental grenade. Note the safety arrangements, Any help would be appreciated.
This one is made of cast iron, no markings to be seen.
A very interesting stick grenade, this one looks like a Belgian WWI Frag grenade but we have never seen the handle before. The silver sleeve is aluminum and holds the extended lever down after the pin is pulled.
David sends us this interesting device. Grenade is cast iron, made in two solid halves & then machined out. The "mushroom" top is turned steel. There is a steel spike that goes through the top that is presumably the striker for a percussion detonator. Overall length is 5" diameter. 1 5/16" .The thread attaching the top is 3/16" with 4 throws. The bottom "spigot" is not threaded internally or externally & is drilled through for a ring [presumably original]. There are no discernable markings anywhere.
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