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    Can anyone tell me what these are and what they were used for? They are part of my Grandpa's collection. Is there any value associated with these?
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    I think they are US rifle grenades, i think the top one is a m19a1 and the bottom is a m11a3.

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    What color is the bottom one and date? this one sell for about 40$
    The top one I have seen them for 125$ but no one was buying them.
    First one parachute grenade
    chris

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    Yup, US rifle grenades. Here's a pic, the top one with the "handle" is for the M1 rifle, and the lower one is for the M1903 or M1917. They used a special blank to launch them.

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    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

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    Yep, rifle grenades. I see them sell 40-60 depending on conditional and if still in the packing tubes.

    Matt

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    fairly common. not much value per say.

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