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98k grenade launcher ID please

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    Is this a post war grenade launcher for the 98k? Any info on this would be appreciated. Thanks!
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    All I can tell you is that it is not for the K98.

    Looks like the one for the FN 49 to me.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi JWR, It's strange but I was just browsing through a book on WW2 small arms and noticed this type of grenade launcher before logging on here and seeing your post.
    I've scanned a picture out of the book, which says it's a grenade discharger for an US M1 Garand rifle. The picture also shows grenades the first being an M9A1 hollow charge anti tank and the second is a practice grenade.
    All the best.
    LUCKYSTRIKE
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    Thank you both for the info. Ade, thanks for the confirmation on the helmet as well.
    JWR

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    Hi Ade, it is certainly not for the M1 Garand: I think the book has it wrong. I used to have the launcher, the M7A1, for my Garand 20 years ago and they are very different. The grenades are correct though. See here:

    Rifle-mounted grenade launchers

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Ades correct, its the FN-49 launcher for the Energra grenade. It will probably have a MA in a circle on the left side of the sight arm.

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