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    Hi everyone, I bought this grenade yesterday for 60 which seemed like a very good price for one of these. It is missing some parts of the fuse and I have made a replacement pin for it. It appears to be dated 1941. Can anyone tell me if the removable top section of the grenade should be painted red? Also does anyone know where I can get a real or reproduction fuse cover? Any help appreciated. Doug
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    My type 97 still has remnants of red paint on the top cover so i'd say yes..as for replacement parts im not sure..with a bit of time and patience you could certainly make your own from sheet brass

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    A good example friend.

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    a nice buy.

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    Mine is red as well. I have the top cover. If you need I can take a picture of it as an example.

    Mine even has some remaining flakes of the Nitro inside....LoL...
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Mine is red as well. I have the top cover. If you need I can take a picture of it as an example.

    Mine even has some remaining flakes of the Nitro inside....LoL...
    Thanks very much, if you could show me some pictures of yours I would be grateful. I especially need to know if the red paint is over the black paint or if it was painted red onto the bare metal.

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    will try to dig it out tonight for you when I get home from work.
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Nice grenade. A useful site for spares is... dugup. Click on WAREHOUSE 13 at the bottom right corner. It might be worth ringing them up to see if they have what you want.

    Cheers,
    Steve.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Douglas,

    Here are some pictures. As far as I can tell the red paint is OVER the black paint. Also took some pictures of the fuse parts just in case you need to find a missing part as well as the wire pin. I think my pin is original but not sure.

    Also for kicks, a pic of the inside with some of the nitro flakes still in there...

    BTW...I looked through my records. I bought this in 2012 or so for $100.

    Michael

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    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    This is very helpful thanks very much.

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