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#1 37thguy

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:49 PM

Picked these up the other day and know zilch about them. Can you educate me about them? Also I'd like to find the spoons used on these.

Thanks for any help.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:07 PM

Picked these up the other day and know zilch about them. Can you educate me about them? Also I'd like to find the spoons used on these.

Thanks for any help.

Mark


They look like used stun (i.e. flashbang) grenades. Probably not smoke grenades which usually discharge from the bottom or top. They could be from law enforcement rather than military or they could be foreign.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:13 PM

Found it. It's a Rheinmetall MK-13 Flashbang Grenade. See the following:

http://www.defensein...-Grenade-06246/

http://bahrainwatch.org/arms.html

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:16 PM

From the second website above:

These flashbangs produce a sound of around 180dBA, and a flash of around 6 million candles. The US Joint Munitions Command warns that army personnel using this model must wear "single hearing protection," and that "double hearing protection" is recommended. For training purposes, when wearing "single hearing protection," a user is only allowed to throw one grenade per day; when wearing "double hearing protection," a user is allowed to throw 20 grenades per day. Personnel are also advised to never look directly at the grenade. The grenade can ignite a fire, and can cause injury up to 10 feet away.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:48 PM

We use them in the prisons. They will rock your world in any kind of confined space.

Once we were doing building entries and one of these rolled up near a wall in the building we were using. The resulting hole left the boss a little miffed. :pinch:

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:51 PM

Thanks guys, how about spoons.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:18 PM

Thanks guys, how about spoons.



Send me a PM.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:26 PM

Done thanks

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:47 AM

These are the MK-13 Flash bang Grenade. They are used by Special Forces units and civilian law enforcement. Forgot how many bangs it makes. They are nice but heavy to carry with all the other crap on the kit.

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:48 AM

9 banger uhhh!

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:53 AM

From the second website above:

These flashbangs produce a sound of around 180dBA, and a flash of around 6 million candles. The US Joint Munitions Command warns that army personnel using this model must wear "single hearing protection," and that "double hearing protection" is recommended. For training purposes, when wearing "single hearing protection," a user is only allowed to throw one grenade per day; when wearing "double hearing protection," a user is allowed to throw 20 grenades per day. Personnel are also advised to never look directly at the grenade. The grenade can ignite a fire, and can cause injury up to 10 feet away.

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I came across an example of these flashbangs with the same markings as the one at top left for $12 in a little better condition. Do these have much collectible value or are they just inexpensive novelty items at this point?


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:14 PM

There were some “ fired” US ones for sale at Denton last weekend.


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