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#1 Misfit 45

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 01:33 PM

Hi Folks,

I'm a bayonet guy, so this is way out of my area of knowledge. I bought this several decades ago, because it looked WWII. Now I'm curious.

What is this? Training, de-milled? WWII or post WWII? Mismatch? What do the letters mean, maker marks?

The last picture shows the hole in the bottom. Thanks for the info.

Marv

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#2 Bodes

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 02:24 PM

Modern copy of a training grenade....Bodes

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 02:32 PM

Modern copy of a training grenade....Bodes


RFX stamp, blue paint, and hole in base denote it's a training grenade.....Some modern copies are coming in from overseas.....Yours may be an original military training grenade, but again is relatively modern made...Bodes

#4 Misfit 45

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 02:39 PM

Thanks.

In this case, modern means about 40 years ago, maybe a little less.  What does RFX mean?

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 02:43 PM

RFX is Richmond Foundry, IIRC. They made real M21 training grenades post WW2. The type of fuze on yours is the telltale that it’s a fake/novelty grenade.
 

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 04:40 PM

Fake repro, China casted hundreds of thousands of these decades ago and were imported by Army surplus stores nationwide. One of the last surviving surplus stores near me still has a barrel full for sale. They also cast the M26 and M67 style. I repainted a few and am placing them on the very top shelf at our Legion hoping no serious collector comes along....they look convincing at about 20 feet....

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 04:42 PM

Thanks guys, just wanted to know.  No harm no foul, paid $5.00 for it.

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 04:44 PM

Cast repros.image.jpeg

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 04:47 PM

Thanks guys, just wanted to know.  No harm no foul, paid $5.00 for it.
Marv

You did good, my AN surplus store is charging $10.00 each.

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 09:16 AM

This is what a real GI practice RFX grenade looks like, although someone along the line changed the paint from light blue to green to look more "war like".

 

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 09:44 AM

This is what a real GI practice RFX grenade looks like, although someone along the line changed the paint from light blue to green to look more "war like".
 
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For added info, can you post a picture of the bottom hole? A chamfer on the bottom hole is a reliable indication.

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 09:54 AM

This older post covers fuze thread size, bottom hole, etc.
http://www.usmilitar...i-mkii-grenade/


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