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Is this Mills grenade ww1 era?

Article about: Picked this up at a flea market the other day for 15. I am inclined to think its a ww1 Mills grenade but I am not sure what number. Can anyone help? Part of the fuze is still intact inside.

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    Default Is this Mills grenade ww1 era?

    Picked this up at a flea market the other day for 15. I am inclined to think its a ww1 Mills grenade but I am not sure what number. Can anyone help? Part of the fuze is still intact inside. There is a brass bottom with Falkirk written on the it but this is not original. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Is this Mills grenade ww1 era?

    Looks like a #5, and very likely a WWI vintage, I think the later spoons did not have the upturned edges where they contact the striker. The date would normally be found on the base plug.

    Here is a top half of a Mills #5 recovered from the Somme

    Here is a 1916 dated Mills #5
    Best
    gus

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    Default Re: Is this Mills grenade ww1 era?

    Thanks Gus I will place the base plug on here I am not sure if it is from the same grenade.

    I like the look of your 2nd mk5

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