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31-12-2011


This great condition Trench Club is property of David.
Question is though, is that an old grenade body and if so, what type is it?
Let me know!





16-10-2011


The RGD-5 on the right has a "crinkled" lever, which MIGHT indicate Bulgarian, but who can tell?
Let me know at
lex@lexpev.nl



02-10-2011

Frank came up with this unknown grenade, and wrote this about it :

"Unknown Grenade measuring approximately 38mm in Diameter and 59mm in length (Shown next to US MK2 for visual comparison). Body and top plug are brass material with no ID Markings. Fuse type as shown in photos and former explosive loading appears to have been black powder."

Can anyone provide info about this grenade?
Lex@lexpev.nl





29-07-2011

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This grenade looks a lot like a common F1, but where was if manufactured?
Attached to it is a stick as shown on the photo on the right, and the three below.
If you have any idea, please
CONTACT ME.





08-10-2010

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These two grenades are owned by Erik, but it is unknown what nationality they have, and what they were used for.
If you have an idea, please let me know
by email.

Photo © Erik.



28-03-2010

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The grenade shown on the right and below could very well be just a normal post-war
French DF37, but it is unknown what the colour of the body is indicating. It seems to have a longer neck.
Does anyone know which nation used this half-black grenade?
Please
let me know.

Photos © Thomas.





16-01-2010

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The photo right and below show a grenade photographed by Maurice.
Does anyone know who used this type and who made it?

Please
let me know by email.





05-12-2009

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This wonderful piece appears to be an original set, but its colour-scheme brings up a question.
It's an early US MkII with the filling-screw and it has the so-called "cut-back" fuzebody with the rare dustcover.
Very strange are the red crosses that are marked around the middle of the body, over the yellow paint.
These red crosses can be expected on British ordnance, but why on this US grenade.

Does anybody know where this marking was used? Did it indicate the same as English markings?
Let me know if you can help.

Photos © B.Bosman



Jeff wrote me the following text :

Have you considered that the three red X's may not be related to the manufacture or fill of the grenade?
For many years foreign items emptied at Picatinny Arsenal were marked by three yellow X's.
I have been told, but cannot confirm, that Aberdeen Proving Ground was also emptying items during the same period, and that their items were marked with three red X's. Something to consider.



10-11-2009

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This F1 grenade has an unidentified cast marking.
Does anyone know from which country this comes, and what period?
Please
let me know so I can put it in the right place.
Photo © Jhonni.


Michal suggested that it might be the old Slovak-state symbol, but upside down. He thinks that Russian manufacture would be very unlikely. It might be some other balkan state.



31-10-2009

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Can anyone help to identify this strange stickgrenade?
I don't know any details about this one. Maybe you can help.
The fuze is of the type that needs to be struck to a hard object to ignite, the top holds a wooden endcap through which the safetyfuze was fitted.

If you have an idea :
send an email



31-03-2009

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This old grenade was photographed by Kevin.
Same grenade can be found on
Darryl's website, also unknown.
If you have an idea, send me
an e-mail.





The photo on the right came from J.K, thanks for it.
It shows a grenade similar in function and form as the one shown above.
Does anyone have more info on this "Uchatius-bombe"?

Photo © Museum of military history, Vienna/Austria.



26-02-2009

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Length : 87mm
Diameter : 53mm
Markings " SH" and "326"
Remains of red and green paint on the unthreaded body. Who knows what this is?
Please let me know.

Photos © Gilles.





23-11-2008

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I have this wooden stick for an unknown grenade. Length : 191mm
It got recovered in Latvia or Russia and I bought it through Finland.
It holds a 95mm long metal tube within the stick's upper part, cemented in place.
The threads does not fit the finnish
harjoituskranaati M41.
Both metal parts were fixed with 4 nails each. No markings at all.

On the right: compared to a ww2 german stick.

Do you have any idea?
Send a mail.
Dimitar send me the scan shown below. This appears to have the same wooden stick, but no country of origin is mentioned in the text.







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06-08-2008 What is this :

The sectioned grenade shown below belongs to David.
Does anyone recognize it and know anything about it?
Please
send a mail.

Markings : SPLITTER HGR - NP

Photo David.



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Dave Sampson has the grenade shown on the right and below.
It seems to be an improvisation, based on a flare cartridge tin.
Let me know what you think:
email me

Francesco made a remark that a similar grenade was shown some time ago, and appeared to be Vietcong, improvised:
"It was from a tin case, but cilindrical.
The perplexity is about the fuze body: it is not from USA, but a UK model. Maybe the fuze body is from some AFV (Australian Force in Vietnam) smoke grenades? "





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This strange old grenade got sold on eGun April2008, but no positive identification so far.
I got to use the seller's photos, who knows some about it?
Send a mail if you have an idea.





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The photos below are one and the same grenade. It's an exact (copy of?) US M15WP.
Bernt wants to know in which country this grenade was produced.
Was it really 1955 produced or could it be re-worked WW2 stocks?
What does the characters say? Who is manufacturer "J" or "J-NT" ?


Francesco recognized one symbol to be the Japanese character for SMOKE, see middle picture.
Does this make it a Japanese grenade? Help!



Jeff came up with this idea :

The M15 is possibly Japanese, but is much more likely Korean. The characters are actually what is known as "traditional Chinese" which was used for many military items for both Japan and Korea. I have shown it to Japanese, Korean and Chinese people, and all recognise the characters and can translate, but no-one knows which country marked it. My suggestion is based on the fact that it is dated 1955, and I'm not sure we were allowing the Japanese to arm themselves by that time. The writing translates to: (rephrased)
Yellow phosphorus smoke grenade , explosive fragment producing (near band).


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Bernt has this really nice offensive grenade, but does anyone know its
name and when and where it was used?
Contact me if you have any info.

Patrick suggested that this might be a Chinese grenade. Who can confirm?



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I have this (throwing dummy) grenade in my collection for quite a while now, but I'm not sure where it was made.
I bought it out of the USA, could it be american?
Click on the picture, I've placed a link with the other US grenades.


Ivan (Ru) suggested that it might not be American, but a variety on a Russian F-1. Anyone?


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A strange grenade that I encountered in Czech Republic is the one shown in the photo below.
The steel cylindrical body is shut on all sides and has a (dummy?) fuze that looks a bit like an UZRG.
The spoon has gone but you can still see where it was fixed.
This whole construction looks a lot as if it was made as a throwing practice grenade.
The "fuze" will not come off.
What is it??

Length w/fuze: 135mm, length w/o fuze: 85mm. Diameter: 50mm.




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The drawing on the right looks a lot like the Czech Vz21, but that's not what it is.
Does anyone know anything about it?

Dieter noticed that this picture comes from the following manual (download) :
http://www.lexpev.nl/downloads/russiangrenademanual1943.pdf , page 92.
Can anyone translate the cyrillic text that goes with it?



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Check out the list on
Darryl's website.
He has some grenades to identify as well.