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German 1945 Improvised grenade

Article about: Got this one in this afternoon direct from Poland. You dont see these come up all that often so I nabbed it for a reasonable price. Thought its not in the best of conditions its still solid

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    Got this one in this afternoon direct from Poland. You dont see these come up all that often so I nabbed it for a reasonable price. Thought its not in the best of conditions its still solid and far from flaky. But first here is some info:

    It's original use was as a parachute-dropped "Splitterbombe SD 0,5kg" , but towards the end of the war with munitions at a low it was now issued with a grenade pullfuze. (BZE39 pictured)

    The body is made of steel and has a screwed on top plug, which holds a BZ40 friction fuze.

    Length body: 60mm. Width 35mm.
    Total length varies with fuze type.
    Weight: 500gram, Filling 31gram.

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    For these pictures I used my best BZE39 fuse (1944 dated) to give you and idea of size and action but have since replaced it with a similar 1944 dated version which fits with the look of the grenade more. Its alot smaller than I had thought, smaller than the M39 Egg grenade but I could see it still doing some damage. Would have been ussied with the late was concrete egg grenades and the M45 Volkshandgrenate.

    Thanks for looking
    Jason

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    Hi mate how did you go getting that into Australia? Any hassles?

    Cheers Luke.

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    Hiya Luke,

    Nah no hassles, at the end of the day its an empty metal container with a screw cap. Unless you know what it is you would probably think of it as an old car part or something.

    Jason

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    Very nice item!

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    Quote by VolksJager View Post
    Hiya Luke,

    Nah no hassles, at the end of the day its an empty metal container with a screw cap. Unless you know what it is you would probably think of it as an old car part or something.

    Jason
    That is what I do.
    Old car part ,engine parts.
    chris

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    Does anyone have a 1945 Cardboard Volkshandgrenate?

    Jason

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