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No 36 Practice Grenade Car Boot Find

Article about: Guys, I just wanted to add to this thread for those that are interested. This is actually an Israeli Mills Bomb. Apparently the filler plug is the give- away here. The base plug style is sti

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    Default No 36 Practice Grenade Car Boot Find

    Hi all. To be honest, I didnt find this, my dad did (obviously trained him well lol ) and got it for me. It appears to be a No 36 practice grenade. As you can see it is somewhat damaged but I imagine that is due to it being chucked around for training purposes.

    I am a bit puzzled about the base plug. I cannot find anything about it online. I dont think you can see in the pics but all it has on it is N44, so if anyone has any suggestions that would be great. Cheers.
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    I just did a google image search for "No.36 Mills Bomb" and found quite a few that match up well with your example...
    Nice item, your dad has a good eye indeed, lol...
    cheers, Glenn

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    My suggestion would be to put it in a box and address it to me and send via courier, why is it that every time I go to car boots all I ever see is car boots

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    Lol. Thanks for the comments guys. Dave, perhaps you dont get there early enough Everytime I go to a car boot I have to force myself to get up at half 4 Pays off sometimes though.

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    Cool item and I still see some blue on it

    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Quote by Eric Zentner View Post
    Cool item and I still see some blue on it

    Eric
    Yeah. Its had a hard life, but I thought that little bit of blue was a nice touch.

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    Here is a before and after pic of the only US practice grenade I have.
    I was surprised how much blue was under the rust.
    I used naval jelly to clean it.
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    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Thats an unbelievable transformation

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    Quote by Spitace41 View Post

    I am a bit puzzled about the base plug. I cannot find anything about it online. I dont think you can see in the pics but all it has on it is N44, so if anyone has any suggestions that would be great. Cheers.
    N44 is the contractor for the base plug or maybe the whole body. The N means Northern and the 44 was the factory and N44 was Mellowes and co. I think they were based in Sheffield and also made Bailey bridges and STEN gun parts.

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    Many thanks. I will do some more research into it

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