Hi Guys, a new item for my collection, kindly given to me by a relative who is visting from Canada. It belonged to his Uncle. He found it in some items he had stored away over here. It did not come on the plane!
As you can see, it is a standard WW2 British Mills Bomb body. The base has had a chrome flared part added to the flat base plate which is used when the grenade is launched from a rifle cup discharger. As you can see this is 45 dated and maker marked MGM Ltd..
It works by pushing the lever down which causes a spark to be created from the fitment on the top. It still works. I imagine the body would have been filled with wadding and a small wick added to the top of the body through a small hole drilled in it.
The grenade body is marked "32". Also marked JH...
The original green paint is still intact while the blueish/silver overpaint has almost worn away. The filler plug is also chrome plated.