No base plug would only allow you to see if the fuse/detonator were present.
The explosive (amatol) could still be present in the main part of the body, ... and this stuff gets "nasty" with age.

The grenade sounds like it was in the postion of being primed .. (soldier sat against a tree maybe, ... about to fit fuse/detonator, on training area, and at this point was "lost").

Gary J.

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Since it had no bottom plug and was empty, do you get it back? I don't imagine they were able to detonate an empty grenade...