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Gary C

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  1. Just wanted to share some new advisor cut gold tiger stripes from Moore Military. Also wanted to thank all that have donated their knowledge to this post. This is my first real replica set of tiger stripes, rothco doesn't count from many moons ago. Set is medium regular. I am tall and skinny; 6'1½", about 170 pounds, 33 X 34 pants, 41 chest, 35½" sleeve, 7⅛ skull. The uniform fits excellent, like its been tailored to fit. Pants are medium sized about 34 plus. Plentiful length for blousing, rolling or hemmed. The legs are notmbaggy like a typical uniform, but are more like a pair jean
  2. That's all there is. It's been fully fired. This type of grenade is loaded with the compound in the bottom section, the two halves of this Mk1 illumination grenade come apart when its fired, emitting the bright light. The body is in great shape, besides being rusty from being fired. However, the safety lever is wrong, that lever is for the M67/ M69 type grenades. Not sure about the bouchon I would have to see the bottom ignition stem to determine that. I'm betting that bouchon is an M204 series. All in all though it's a great find! The bouchon is a good representative of an M372 and the
  3. Safety levers, aka spoons, on real live or inert live M67 grenades are OD green. These will have black markings that reads; FUZE M213 etc etc. Blue safety levers designate training, these levers will have black markings that read; FUZE M228 etc etc. They will usually will have a blue body as well, M69, with whole on the bottom of the grenade. The picture in your post is not an M67 but an M26 series. Cheers!
  4. Excellent!!! It's a very confusing system, and happy they did keep this implemented. The current marking system is much easier! Gary
  5. Mine is made by 201, OPI on their 3rd production line. 64 is 1966 January/ February. 1001 is the lot number. The first 3 numbers are the manufacturer The fourth is what production line is was made on. The fiveth number is the year. The sixth is which Bi-month it was made. The last four are the lot number. Let's say this is number on a smoke grenade. 1021-52-1003 By the old methodology the markings tell me... It was made at Pine Bluff Arsenal, 102 On their 1st production line. In 1965... In September/ October, 52 Lot number 1003. 2031-51-1002 The govt assigns le
  6. You're very welcome! Not easy info to find that's for sure... Can't even find it in old TM 1168 manuals for some reason. The ppt doc will explain further. By the way, if you wanna sell it.... It sure would look great next to my beater... Which by the way has strange colored greenish used for the markings, pretty cool, but again can't find any specs on this form of "camouflage" markings. Cheers! Gary
  7. I think you're correct Morlok. Guys at this Facebook group can fill in the blanks for ya. It's simple to join the group. https://m.facebook.com/groups/765208746872004?ref=bookmarks
  8. This is for hirsca that posted in the reference section, 1974 yellow M18. As a new member I can not make a post in that section, the reason for joining this group was to give an explanation of those markings. Anyhow.... Here's what I've got. Smoke and chemical grenades manufactured between 1960 and 1967 used these markings. Your grenade was manufactured by 201, Ordnance Products Inc - OPI, on their 5th line. 74 is the fiscal year of 1967 that begins in July of 1966 followed by a bi-month number beginning in July as well. So 74 is 1967 January/ February. The last set is the lot number.
  9. Check out Grenades manual TM 9-1330-200-34 Or TM 9-1330-200-12 All the answers to your questions.
  10. Made in October 1974 by Martin Electronics Inc. Stay away from them if they're live!!! ATF don't like people having live grenade fuzes.... Straight from a friends mouth who happens to work for an agency with just such letters.
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