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Anyone have a Mk2 Plugged Bottom Grenade painted OD Green only?


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#1 Persian Gulf Command

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:19 PM

The Mk2 Grenade with the bottom fill hole can be found in Gray, Gray w/ Yellow overpaint, Yellow, Yellow w/ OD overpaint, Red, Red w/ Yellow overpaint, and Blue.  Does anyone have an original painted example, which was painted OD green only? 


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#2 Arrow

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:26 PM

Here is one, marked BB with replaced spoon, most of the finish is worn off but od paint is still clearly visible.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:28 PM

My knowledge of grenades is very limited. Here is what I believe is a Mk2 grenade that is painted OD green. The base plug is a lead screw. the fuse will not unscrew so a hole was drilled in the lead plug to show it is not loaded.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:45 PM

Whoa... BB... Burnham Boiler from my hometown! My example has a solid bottom.

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#5 Persian Gulf Command

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:49 PM

OK, thanks for the confirmation!  That's one more type I need to seek out for my collection.



#6 Persian Gulf Command

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:32 PM

Arrow,

  I believe your example may be original gray paint.  Or is it an actual OD Green?



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 02:39 PM

My knowledge of grenades is very limited. Here is what I believe is a Mk2 grenade that is painted OD green. The base plug is a lead screw. the fuse will not unscrew so a hole was drilled in the lead plug to show it is not loaded.


You have pictured a very rare ( in the collector world) " cut back fuse " with the correct short spoon.Notice the fuze body, see where the fuze body is angled up towards the spoon. Nice early grenade.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:37 PM

Arrow,
  I believe your example may be original gray paint.  Or is it an actual OD Green?


PGC,
Held it up next to a OD green knife scabbard, looks the same to me, just a bit more shine on the grenade.
Hard to say if oxidation has played a part, but looks OD green in hand. It would be nice to see a few more
examples.


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