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#1 Latewatch

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 07:23 AM

I have been looking for examples of these grenades for years and suddenly all 4 fall into my lap within a 2 week period from two separate sources. I would go out and buy a lottery ticket but I spent all my slush fund money on rifle grenades......

 

 

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British No.27 WP Combination Hand and Rifle Grenade. 80,000 of these were purchased in 1918 for use by the AEF

 

M9A2 Anti-Tank Rifle Grenade

 

Energa T-41 adopted by US as the M28 HEAT Rifle Grenade

 

M31 HEAT Rifle Grenade. Real de-watted HEAT round and not a converted practice round.

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#2 917601

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:47 PM

I do not use the term " rare" often, but the last two are rare, and I would even say " unobtainable" in the Ordnance world.All HEAT rounds are rare due to the hazards of down loading the " energetic" filling. They must be cooked out, ruining the paint job....but rare factory " samples" were made by manufacturers. Your M31 appears to be an example.

Edited by 917601, 07 December 2018 - 12:53 PM.


#3 bbmilitaria

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 02:56 PM

Great examples, I am envious. Congratulations!



#4 ccyooper

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Posted 09 December 2018 - 08:26 PM

Very nice the energa and m31 are rare as you indicate. Ive seen more energa rounds than 31s probably because there was a hard push to sell them in the US and have them adopted by US.


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