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Article about: Hi. I just heard an interesting story. My uncle just told me that in the war(early, 1991-1992) one of the guys form his brigade brought couple of the german ww2 metal boxes full of stielhand

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    Hi. I just heard an interesting story. My uncle just told me that in the war(early, 1991-1992) one of the guys form his brigade brought couple of the german ww2 metal boxes full of stielhandgranaten and they used them in combat. He told me that EVERY ONE of them worked... fascinating...

    My question is:
    If a grenade was stored in stabile envirovment (eg.70 years ago in a closet) would there be any dangers to use it "today"? Even in the 90s these M24s were minimum around 50 years old...
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    explosive tend become more unstable with time - i would be cautious.
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    It is all about the storage

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    It is all about the storage
    Thats what i was thinking...
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    Dangerous to assume explosives that old are stable

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    Even under ideal conditions, I would assume that 70 year old explosives could not be trusted. The detonators could have slowly corroded internally and any number of other things could and likely would be wrong.
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