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Article about: just bought this to day the person said it was a WWII grenade but im not shur and was wondering if anyone knew what it was and if it is a real WWII grenade and how much it would sell for

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    just bought this to day the person said it was a WWII grenade but im not shur and was wondering if anyone knew what it was and if it is a real WWII grenade and how much it would sell for
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    US M21 Practise grenade. Post war version. See here:

    Mk.II Hand Grenade, WWII and After - Inert-Ord.net

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Well, for one thing-the fuze assembly is a modern M213. The body itself Looks to be a standard Mark II fragmentation grenade from the 1942-43 WWII era, as evidenced by it's non-threaded base hole where it was drilled to de-mil it. The blue color denotes a practice grenade (at least this particular Fuse assembly,anyway-the body could be original with a replaced fuse set) Value-wise? Often times at militaria shows you can find boxes of the bodies for usually the $5-10 range and another 10 bucks or so to add the fuse assembly to it, so you're looking at anywhere from 15 to 25 bucks. WWII type fuses can be located -they're not hard to get,so you might want to think about getting the proper fuse and handle for it sometime. William

    Here's a few good sites to check out for ID'ing these things:
    American Mk.II Hand Grenade - Inert-Ord.Net
    GRENADES 2
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I believe it to be an entirely modern replica. The fuse body (made of plastic ?)
    and lever are repros, IMO. $10-$15 at many surplus stores.

    Below: MKIIAI Practice, Late 50's............
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Though mixmatched, way to go , ripndip...
    Regards, Thanos.

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    Quote by COLT 1911A1 View Post
    Though mixmatched, way to go , ripndip...
    Regards, Thanos.
    thanks a lot im gonna be on the look out for a WWII top to switch on to this

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    The website called: 'Inert-ord' is a good place for information
    on all types of grenades from all countries, all eras.

    There is a small section on replicas and fakes of American
    handgrenades on one of these ordnance sites.
    I can't remember which one..........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    The website called: 'Inert-ord' is a good place for information
    on all types of grenades from all countries, all eras.

    There is a small section on replicas and fakes of American
    handgrenades on one of these ordnance sites.
    I can't remember which one..........

    im gonna have to check that out

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    A WWII fuse assembly may not fit that grenade body. If you can find one, it will be
    worth a try though. It's possible that the body is an original MKII,
    and the lever the only 'bad' part.

    The pic below is a typical 'dummy' grenade that was available at most surplus
    stores in the 1980's and 90's. The fuse is a genuine 'M-213' type, but the
    RFX body is an off-shore cast replica, and it will only accept this type
    of assembly because of the thread size.

    The M-213 fuse and lever assembly was made for the 'M69' baseball type
    grenade - shown last - and though it has a replica body, you can see
    the lever was intentionally designed for it, which is shorter than
    the one on the genuine MKII 'M-21' blue practice.

    You may only need the correct lever and a coat of OD paint
    to complete it..........
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    Last edited by Walkwolf; 10-14-2011 at 06:13 PM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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