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#1 hirsca

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 03:07 PM

Estate sale find, along with the fuze and spoon from a red smoke grenade.  The body of the fuze is wider than the typical grenade fuze.  Any comment much appreciated.

 

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 03:08 PM

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 03:25 PM

Google M49A1 Trip Flare and you will see where it once went.

 

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#5 hirsca

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 04:59 PM

Google M49A1 Trip Flare and you will see where it once went.

 

Best,

 

V/r Lance

 

Thank you very much!!

 

Al



#6 917601

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 05:25 PM

The M49 trip flare is interesting, actually a small illumination grenade. Used for ambushes, perimeter defense, etc the fuze is instant, no delay. You can remove the grenade part from the assembly and pull the pin and throw if you have some need for excitement. A few years ago live ones were plentiful.image.jpeg

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 05:27 PM

image.jpeg Here is the grenade section removed from the booby trap mechanism. Know what you are doing if you decide to play with them , I found a few in a surplus store and they had no idea what so ever what they were, or that they were still live...one sits in my booby trap and Illum. section in the bookcase.....do not worry, my kids learned long ago not to " play around" with my " stuff".

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