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Article about: When I was out walking the other day in Normandy, I came accross this item, I've seen one before and was told it was a stick grenade, however, as there is no rim and the fuse hole (not pictu

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    When I was out walking the other day in Normandy, I came accross this item, I've seen one before and was told it was a stick grenade, however, as there is no rim and the fuse hole (not pictured) is quite small (I would say less than 5 mm) I'm not entirely convinced, anyone on here have any suggestions?Click image for larger version. 

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    Hi Colin..better to be safe than sorry.....it would be best not to mess with it..and notify the authorities before someone else picks it up and gets hurt. I will move this thread to the " Ordnance and Ammo forum " for more qualified replies. Regards Larry
    It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C

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    Sorry about the double picture, I'm using my phone to post and even uploading the picture in the first place was a challenge in itself!

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    Hi Larry, that is exactly what I'm going to do when I get home, unfortunately I didn't find it until Monday afternoon and I had to come back the the UK early Tuesday morning, being bank holiday Monday, my local gendarmerie were not open.

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    That most certainly looks like the head of a German stick grenade. I have seen many of these on WWII battlefields, especially in the Falaise area. The soil, being quite chalky and light-coloured, is virtually the same colour as the explosive so it's difficult to tell details.

    These are quite nasty - the wooden handle rots away and the metal casing gradually corrodes, but the explosive remains potent. I'd leave well alone and report it ; it's really, really not worth picking up ( they're not that 'interesting' or rare anyway ). I'd keep what you've kept - a photo.......

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