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Hand grenade. genuine or repro?

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    Default Hand grenade. genuine or repro?

    got my doubts but maybe some experts out there can tell me some more about it ?

    TIA

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    That looks like a fake to me.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    This a model 24 grenade but I saw the same type with the same lettering type,on a repro site not so long ago...
    An original would have a a double lenght cord with a porcelain ball on it and at the end a lead ball which is part of the ignitor.

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    the date on the top parts is 1939 and on the wood part 1943 that dose not look right to me

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    That's correct Klinger, a 1943 model would have the ignitor on top of the grenade...found one a few weeks ago in the Ardennes('43 model)

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    Smell the handle !!!!
    The handles on these well known copies normally smell of Briwax.
    I think these initially were produced for the Band of Brothers and such various WW2 TV/Film series ... and because of popularity, the production was kept on.

    I've seen them priced anywhere between 20 and 40 GBP's.

    Gary J.

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    It is a fake. The important give away is the 'RR'. The first 'R' on originals was backwards. Also the eagle is very stylised.

    Saying it is a fake is not totally a bad thing so long as you only paid 20-40 for it. As fakes go, the quality is VERY good. I have 2 myself that I bought knowing they were fakes. However, the price I paid reflected this fact.

    Your grenade has the same code as one of mine by the way, yet mine is a Nb.Hgr.39

    Nice 'nade......but not 'authentic'. Nice though

    Steve T

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    Hi.. sorry i missed this thread...sorry but it is with out a doubt 100% fake..

    I will post a few fakes against genuine m24s for you to Id a fake from a genuine one. or you can go here for a quick look
    http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/m24-real-fake-t29362.html

    This is a thread i started on BOCN about fake stick grenades.

    Regards nick

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    The porcelain pull 'donut' is also clearly wrong- it's much too thick; the real ones had a more-or-less circular cross section. Of course as Steve mentioned, the 'R' facing the wrong way is the most damning evidence that this is a reproduction.
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Hi...not all R's weere reversed ,this was later changed, I'll look and see if I can dig out some for you.

    Regards nick,

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