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My dad and I were recently going through some boxes that had belonged to my grandfather. One of the items we found was a WWII era pineapple style grenade. I'm sure it is inert because he was always very safety conscious with his rifle collection, but I would like to know for sure. Can anyone recommend signs to look for, or better yet, a good means of having it inspected?

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ALWAYS treat any unknown ordnance with respect as if it were live.

There is no "inspector" besides the local bomb squad that will confiscate it and blow it up (and not give you back the pieces).

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Is there any danger to unscrewing a GI MkII to see if it is filled and has a live fuze? I have read that Japanese grenades are highly dangerous because of the picritol explosive that crystallizes over time leaching into the threads. MkIIs had TNT flakes or black powder, right?

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Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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