The 1917 egg grenade existed in 2 types. Both were made of cast iron. The first model was completely smooth, the second type had a fragmented ring over the side of the body. Grenades were transported with a plug in the top and had the fuzes packed seperately in the crate. Several types of fuzes were used on these grenades, pull-friction and a pull-percussion fuze. Length (body only) : 60mm Diameter smooth type : 44mm Diameter w/ frag ring : 51mm Weight : Filling :
Total length with brass pull fuze : 94mm Total length with zinc pull fuze : 92mm or 99mm (two versions) Total length with pull fuze "first type" : 103mm (see pic below) Total length with pull fuze "second type" :
with pull fuze, 1st type
with pull fuze 2nd type
Practice grenades :
The Übung-type shown below had four emission holes drilled in the base, and an altered fuze with a small blackpowder charge. On the photo, the right fuze is for the "live" version.
The grenade shown on the right , like the Kugel1913 Practice, uses the dummy fuze for throwing practice.