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    Hey everyone,
    ive had the one on the right for a few years now, and came across the left one a couple of days ago, I was wondering if anyone knows anything about them?
    Im assuming the one on the right is a training grenade, hence the white paint?? is the other a training grenade or an amusing paperweight?
    any thoughts appreciated.
    Ed

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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Here you go Sir.
    Good link with info on inert ordinance.
    British "Mills Bomb" (1 of 3) - Inert-Ord.Net

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    many thanks ill have a look through.
    thanks for the pointer!
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Indeed a training grenade. They can be painted either white,
    black, red or blue.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Painted any colour so you can find them after you've thrown them. I wonder if anyone painted them camouflage never to be seen again.

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    the one on the left is an unfinished no5 body

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    do you think the no5 has any value as it is just the body?
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Here are some training grenades
    in the first photo you see 2 WW1 Practice grenades, the one with the white is C Broad Arrowed, so it was used by Canadians the one on the left is British and you can see the remains of red paint, I have never heard of red paint being used on training items..however it is original paint.
    The next group of photos show WW2 Mills training Grenades, the "clean" one on the left is Canadian..not used that way, however it shows the body clearly. the white one in the middle is British, the blue and orange one on the right is Canadian,
    Now on this one you can see the original white paint peaking through, this is the WW2 Colour. This grenade is WW2 Dated, however as a training item it remained in service until the 60s, at some point after WW2 the Canadian Military went to the blue or blue and orange colour pattern. I cannot find the orders to do this, but I am thinking early 50s.

    Dean O
    Ajax Canada

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    Quote by bananamafia View Post
    do you think the no5 has any value as it is just the body?
    Yes, it will have value as a body only - very collectable.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Yes, it will have value as a body only - very collectable.........
    any guesses as to a reasonable price for it as, as much as id like to keep it, i cant afford to start a whole new area of collecting! so im going to list in in the WRF classifieds?
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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