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#1 beerdragon54

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 04:50 PM

Picked this up recently for cheap. Has me confused as the hole indicates a trainer but the color and stencil appeared ok. A reproduction or a trainer made to look like a real one?Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


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#2 Kaptainssurplus

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 05:40 PM

Looks like it was orginally a real M69 trainer. Doesn't look like one of those chinese fakes. Yours is pretty rough condition and the paint job was done by someone.

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#3 thorin6

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 06:33 PM

Here's what a training grenade looks like:

 

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#4 beerdragon54

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 06:57 PM

Has the number 7 stamped in top and bottom. Compare to my M69 trainer the body is thicker and so is the neck that the fuze screws in.Posted Image


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Posted 04 November 2019 - 06:58 PM

M69 weighs 10.5 ounces without fuze and this one is 13.8 ounces.


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Posted 05 November 2019 - 01:58 PM

Not sure what to think. Looks cast, maybe for weight? M67 weighs 14 ounces w fuze. Lettering added, not right, painted, not inked. Stamped " 7" looks puzzling, not a cheap repro. My guess, a very early training grenade example or EOD training example. Lots of work in casting it to get the weight correct. My vote, original, early practice grenade....I have a few unissued, pristine practice grenades with both Vietnam era (FSN number inked- Pre1973) and later modern NSN numbers inked. I will weigh them out.

#7 Kaptainssurplus

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 02:06 PM

It sure is a cast fake, now with the new pics I can tell 100%. I have had 2 or 3 examples of these with the same cast number. It is an older fake, one of the better ones. I also have examples of every M69 variant made, I think there is 3 or 4 variants.

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#8 beerdragon54

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 02:40 PM

Thanks for the help gentleman.


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