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Inert Pineapple Grenade from Garage Sale?


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ww2collector1944

Good afternoon,

 

I recently purchased this grenade from the son of a korean war vet at a garage sale. I was wondering if you guys could let me know if this is real.

 

Also, do you know if this could be wwii production? Any information or opinions are appreciated!

 

Thank you,

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daskrieg

Blue paint denotes it is a training grenade. Im not sure how to read the spoon info. But it is a earlier spoon. 

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looks like a nice WW2 era trainer. Some were even converted from standard grenades.

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The fuze/spoon appears to be an M10A3 which is quite common on those WW2 trainers

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ww2collector1944
55 minutes ago, jmd62 said:

The fuze/spoon appears to be an M10A3 which is quite common on those WW2 trainers

wow thanks for the info! I guess it’s a real one and not a reproduction. Any idea how much these are worth? Thank you!

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ww2collector1944
1 hour ago, daskrieg said:

Blue paint denotes it is a training grenade. Im not sure how to read the spoon info. But it is a earlier spoon. 

thanks for the information! This is helpful

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ww2collector1944
1 hour ago, doyler said:

looks like a nice WW2 era trainer. Some were even converted from standard grenades.

thanks for the information!

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8 minutes ago, ww2collector1944 said:

wow thanks for the info! I guess it’s a real one and not a reproduction. Any idea how much these are worth? Thank you!

I see these around, depending on the condition of course, from around $125 to $150. 

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ww2collector1944
20 minutes ago, jmd62 said:

I see these around, depending on the condition of course, from around $125 to $150. 

sounds great thank you for your help! I’m glad I was able to purchase it from the son of the veteran that told me some stories about his experience as a rear echelon soldier in Korea.

 

Have great night!

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Kaptainssurplus

This is a real MK2 practice/trainer. It's for sure $150+

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Early trainer. Notice the pin ( not the pull pin) that half the pin is visible,where it contacts the spoon, it is flat on both ends. Later mods incorporated a half moon raised section the spoon contacted limiting it’s travel if gripped to tightly.

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Maxrobot

If the hole in the bottom was threaded, it could have been a deactivated grenade. It appears that the hole is cast smooth indicating it was made as a training grenade. WW2 reenactors are looking for the type of fuze you have.

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