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Got da Penny

Hey gang, I just got the Pull Pin & Spoon in today.

 

My buddy told me to "Repaint that piece of RUST" :lol:

 

He also mailed me a RESIN COPY, like the ones that he made himself for re- enactments.

 

Enjoy

 

Carey

 

 

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Looks good carey..You did a nice job. If ya need any more complete WWII fuzes, pin and spoon, let me know.

 

 

I may be interested in some original WWII fuses

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Where can I get the original spoons for the MKII? Wasnt there also a red fiber washer that went in between the fuse and the body? I just got done painting mine but want an original fuse if I can get one.

 

Wayne

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Dirt Detective

Hey Guys,

Ill post a couple pics tomorrow when I get homw from work. About some original fuzes...beware there are repos out there.

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nice collection, i've only got a pair, the resin bodies with genuine fuze/spoon/pin setups on them, they look the goods, VERY hard to find originals here, and trying to import them is impossible.

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Update to Got da Penny original post.

Pic of more of my inert repro grenades

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Looks nice grenadebaron...now you need a box and some cannisters.

check out these links, this guy makes the best repos out there..his name is Rob and hes on heck of a nice guy.

 

http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p...ghlight=#676737

 

http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p...ghlight=#750291

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Were the pull-rings on the other side on WWII grenades?

 

On modern grenades, the ring is on the other side so a right-handed thrower can hold the grenade with the "spoon" against his palm, and the ring will be up.

 

These grenades all seem to have the ring on the wrong side.

 

Steve

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Were the pull-rings on the other side on WWII grenades?

Steve

 

Good eye Steve,

Yes..the pull pin should be on the left side of the fuze. When the Grenade was held, the spoon should be in the palm of your hand. I guess they felt it was more secure in that position.

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If the only negative comment is that the ring is on the wrong side thats OK by me.

As for the comment "now you need a box and some cannisters".

I don't need repros.

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If the only negative comment is that the ring is on the wrong side thats OK by me.

As for the comment "now you need a box and some cannisters".

I don't need repros.

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Welcome to the forum Grenadebaron,

Don't take anything said as negative..you have a great collection of repos. As far as the pull pin, I always thought it made more sense to be on the right side of the fuze with the spoon at my fingers but when you think about it..it is safer to have it in your palm.

Nice grenade crate..these are hard to find, can you read what the stamping on it says? Was this for the practice grenade? I can tell its post WWII by the hinges, WWII grenade crate hinges were held down with 4 or 5 screws, the hinges with 3 screws are post WWII.

Can you post close ups of the canister end caps? Are the frag body's repo or original ? Your crate looks great by the way.

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Thanks for the Welcome Dirt Detective

As for your question "Are the frag body's repo or original ?"

30 are repros.

When I bought the crate it was painted dark OD green.

After a few hours of removing the paint with oven cleaner and Scotchbrite thats how it turned out.

It's not the first crate I have cleaned up with this method.

The original marking are faint but still there.

Here's a WWII crate with the same markings except mine has MKIII A2.

I don't see a date on mine and of course differant lot #

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Here's a pic of the top a can

sorry for the poor pic, my Nikon's normal lens is jambed, so had to use my HP

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If the only negative comment is that the ring is on the wrong side thats OK by me.

 

It was not a negative comment, it was a question.

 

I was genuinely puzzled as I checked the forum on my way out the door to work.

 

No offense was intended.

 

The grenades look good otherwise.

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Were the pull-rings on the other side on WWII grenades?

 

On modern grenades, the ring is on the other side so a right-handed thrower can hold the grenade with the "spoon" against his palm, and the ring will be up.

 

These grenades all seem to have the ring on the wrong side.

 

Steve

correct, but i'm sure it varies with whats more comfortable for the thrower

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I checked TM 9-1900 Ammunition general June 45 and the pics of the grenades have the pull pin on the left side.

I know this is an old topic but i would like to ask someone here if they have an extra screw in bottom plug for an early mark 2 grenade. thanks Ed

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I know this is an old topic but i would like to ask someone here if they have an extra screw in bottom plug for an early mark 2 grenade. thanks Ed

 

The holes in the bottoms are standard 9/16 12 NC thread. A bolt can be cut down, filed flat, then a slot cut/filed in to make a new bottom plug.

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The holes in the bottoms are standard 9/16 12 NC thread. A bolt can be cut down, filed flat, then a slot cut/filed in to make a new bottom plug.

ok ill try to locate a proper bolt thanks.

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