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  1. " Never give a sucker an even break....or smarten up a Chump" AmazIng.....Gray blanket guy could even sell a piece of deep-fried dog shiiat and get a bidding war going
  2. Yes it was. M2, A1, A2, A3B bounding AP mines Not as effective compared to an S.Mi.35 or '44, but imagine not a pleasant experience none the less
  3. "Does it run on batteries?" Funny!! I likes this < I hope this does not give it away, I don't think so for people not familiar..... I know exactly what it is....It's the business end of a US WW2.....Bla..blah... an A1,A2, orA3..... BUT what is a blah Blah.....??? Hint: this item in photo is made from a 60 mm mortar shell.
  4. Very nice, A great Representative example Of an early yellow Friag. I noticed a tiny hole at the bottom of the what looks like the orig igniter/Det... is that how this was inerted? through that a small hole? An M10? A1,A2, or M6 series....( Although I can't see TNT the container but may be on the other end?) Best regards
  5. Definitely not flat, it was more of a semi gloss type paint which I guess could be called "gloss "
  6. Red Devil.... Nice grey grenade you have..... The Change from grey to yellow for HE was About 1932 +\- If I can find minutes report about color change I'll post it sometime Regards, Steve
  7. Ooooops.... Sorry for double post, I am attempting to answer this question about the mortar round via a smart phone And messed up due to a brain fart Timmymac said: "someone else will have to tackle the mortar rd" The mortar round in question is a World War II French 50 mm round And in nice shape with lots of original paint and markings, very nice find. The Germans captured Thousands of these and the launchers and put them to their own use. They were quite frequently used by Luftwaffe paratroopers as they were very light, small and portable. The Germans also used these small mo
  8. Sure John, no problem, glad to help.
  9. John, M10A3 fuzes are WW2 era only. The A3 version was made approx. from 1943-'45. There is no way to date WW2 fuzes precisely by month & year from the lot numbers, but as said, the fuze shown on that blue training grenade is from the time period mentioned. Regards, Steve
  10. Hi Dave, this bomb tail you show is the tail of a German 1kg B1-EL incendiary cluster bomblett.... so it came from the ETO- or on the Murmansk Run or In the Med. as you mention...they were used extensively to firebomb London and other British cites...... nasty little things Regards, Steve Here is a picture of what they look like complete....there 350mm or about 14 inches Here's some info about these bombletts: The B1-EL is the simpelest of a series of light incendiary cluster- and dispenser bombs of which the body is made of Elektron and had a thermite filling. The
  11. And here's one still in the box. I let the seller know what it is, as they had no idea what it was! http://www.ebay.com/itm/vINTAGE-ANTIQUE-WAR-TOY-HOWIE-CANNON-SHELLS-BOX-WWII-PINEAPPLE-GRENADE-PARTS-/321194754102?pt=Vintage_Antique_Toys_US&hash=item4ac8b30036 You've never heard the saying.... "never smarten up a chump, and never give a sucker an even break" W.C. Fields ca.1934 I'm in agreement with him on this...... especially an item on eBay you collect and would like to get for maybe a song..... It's sometimes best to tell people what they have after you
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