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  1. Sorry to say, but It's a fake, I have attached pictures of the one that is on my M2. the real ones do have a nylock type insert, it looks nothing like yours and the wingnut itself is completely wrong. Does your break have the ID stamp on the underside?
  2. Absolutely no offense taken my friend. It is always better to be safe and express legitimate concerns so that other people who might not be aware of certain things don't get themselves hurt or in trouble. I'm glad you are happy with your pineapple, they were beautiful. I myself am still learning new things everyday, these fuses are not exactly in my area of mass knowledge especially all the little nuances of their dates and time periods so all the info I get is much appreciated. I'm still curious of the maker who used the shamrock logo. Being that my grandparents all immigrated from Ireland and My great, great Grandfather fought with the republicans during the 1916 uprising and my grandfather was a staunch Fenian, I find it funny that a bomb detonator would have a shamrock on it. Not to offend anyone, that's just my twisted sense of humor.
  3. Thanks for the info, I realize that supplies often get re purposed, I have several M10 spoons re-marked as M10 with different blasting caps but all the reference I've seen shows the M200A1 spoons as being flat. I guess that was the bigger question, were they ever produced curved?
  4. They all have been rendered inert. The photo was taken prior to them being popped off.
  5. Ok, I have something taht I have not seen before. In going thru all the ordinance items in the estate I purchased I found several M200A1 fuse assemblies that were Stamped as such but also had ink over stamps as M10A1. I was always under the belief that the M200A1 assemblies were used on the CN-DM M6 gas grenades and had straight spoons. Were they ever used on frag grenades and had curved spoons? Also does anyone know which maker used the shamrock logo that is shown in the pictures? Thanks for any info. Keith
  6. To tell this story completely would crash the site so I will give you the cliff notes version. I am a firearms dealer with a shop that specializes in Class 3 NFA items, mostly machine guns. I also do work for a local probate attorney and when there are firearms within an estate he contacts me and I either purchase them or appraise and sell them for the estate. Recently I was called to an estate of a former WW2 and Korea retired army officer. This man was quite wealthy and amassed an unbelievably large collection of firearms, military items and ordinance. In the process of clearing out the estate a large quantity of live ordinance was discovered including grenades, M3 bazooka rockets, TNT, Nitrostarch, Etc. Much of the collection included some extremely rare and valuable machine guns which luckily all but three we found the paperwork on and are now part of my collection. And yes the local Bomb disposal unit was called and most of the live ordinance was surrendered to them. I was able to keep a decent amount of the grenades and they have been rendered inert. The three machine guns that there was no paperwork on were destroyed. This is becoming more and more common as the WW2 and now Korea vets are dying and their heirs are finding things that "grandpa" brought back from the war. Most people don't realize that as far as ordinance goes up until the early 1960's it was perfectly legal for people to own explosives and they were even sold in hardware stores and army surplus stores. The same goes for machine guns, up until 1968 you could buy machine guns by mail order for next to nothing by today's standards ($35.00 for a Thompson) the tax stamp was still $200.00 so most people couldn't justify the cost. And up until May of 1986 you could purchase from a dealer or make a machine gun just pay the transfer tax and away you went. So that is the cliff notes version on how I acquired this stuff. This collection was a once and a lifetime unicorn that I can pretty much guarantee wont happen again.
  7. That's it and makes perfect sense. The estate they came from had about thirty live bazooka rounds and a bazooka. Thanks for the help everyone and I apologize for not providing better details. I was in my truck and just thought I would throw it out there.
  8. I found a bag of these in a stockpile of ordinance items I recently acquired. Anyone have any idea what they might be? Looks like they could be some kind of armor piercing bullet but I honestly have never seen anything like it before.
  9. Thanks for the info, it is much appreciated.
  10. Does anybody have an Idea what this might be? It was part of the large estate I acquired, It looks like saddle bags but there is no markings on them anywhere. Thanks in advance. Keith Sorry for the poor quality photo, the image resizer is not liking me today.
  11. My Great uncle, he was an army officer in Europe, It was taken from a German. The Nazis loved these things, they put 9mm barrels in then and had a magazine adapter that went in the mag well so they could use MP40 mags. I have both the 9mm barrel and the adapter.
  12. Up until 1968 it was quite common. How do you think most of the foreign transferables got here? The GCA of 1968 stopped that practice. Too many AK's and such being brought back from Vietnam.
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