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#1 otter42

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:21 AM

Looking at buying this one, this is the only pic he supplied. Is it a lighter? Mounted on a base, and looks like a real grenade, but the fuse & spoon are throwing me, value? Thanks for any help, Ken

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#2 bbmilitaria

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:18 AM

It is a lighter. I believe the body is also commercially manufactured. I have one and the body has black crinkle finish and a slightly different "fuse".



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:25 AM

It might be a rare and valuable "Parade Grenade".

 

- or maybe not.  :D



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:50 AM

Thanks for the opinions and humor, can never have enough laughter!

#5 Tony V

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:29 PM

Ken 

 

    Here is a picture of the lighter.

 

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#6 otter42

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:55 PM

Thanks Tony, great pic, so is the grenade real or not? Ken

#7 buzzbomb

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:47 PM

Grenade body looks to be original ww2 period yes

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:17 AM

They are original ww2 mark 2 grenade bodies but the threads for the fuse have been drilled out and made larger to accept the lighter assembly. An original fuse won't fit anymore.

#9 Tony V

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 06:36 PM

Ken

 

   Like Robin said in his post they are original and have been reworked, they have been doing this even after WWI. Hear is a ad on the early ones from WWI. 

 

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#10 otter42

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:42 PM

Great ad, thanks so much for the help. Ken

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 06:01 AM

Lighter.  




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