Is This a WW! Grenade?

Discussion in 'World War 1' started by mack, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. mack

    mack New Member

    I have been asked to sell or throw away some items out of a relatives house as they where moving and this item caught mu eye am quite sure its a hand grenade but i cannot fine any information in it, It is stamped "WG&s 1915" the closest i can find is the "Yugoslavian M38 grenade" But my item is alot smoother and more egg shaped it looks like cast iron, its got a brass screw with a hole in the middle and a cut through the middle where i guess the pin went, inside u can see where the grenade would fragment into squares ( like the outside a more modern grenade)

    any information would be great so i can judge if its sellable or just junk
    the disc on the bottom removes i think that has been put on there just so it stands up

    p.S hI GUYS AND GALS IM NEW :)
     

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  2. mack

    mack New Member

    Oh if u remove the brass screw there what look like a copper pin attached to the screw i guess is the detonator pin??
    and im glad to say is completely empty
     
  3. mack

    mack New Member

    stumped ya all ?
     
  4. spconnolly007

    spconnolly007 The Shiny Seventh

    No.34 Mk III (1918) Egg grenade?
    www.tommyspackfillers.com
    WW1 weapons repros, Great War grenades and WW1 Stick grenades weapons replicas available from Tommy's Pack Fillers, a WW1 replicas online store.
    check the link I found above, looks right to me!!
     
  5. sniper

    sniper Active Member

    Thats the one Sean for sure. Don't think that this one is a replica though. Are you going to be selling it Mack? Let us know how the sale goes if you do, would be interested to know where it goes as well.

    Regards
    Sniper [Mike]
     
  6. mack

    mack New Member

    sorry thats the wrong one that one is alot more elongated than the one i have. i have made more research i have found out its a
    No. 16
    1915
    Defensive grenade which was officially adapted in 1917, but already introduced in 1915.
    Matchhead fuze with a 4 seconds delay.
    90mm high, 57mm wide. Weight 510gram including 113gram Ammonal.

    The descripton and diagram fit is perfectly

    http://http://members.multimania.nl/lexpev/experiences.html
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    ive found out it was also nicknamed a "heavy lemon"

    thanks guys/gals with out the above info u gave me i wouldnt have found out what i have just
     
  7. mack

    mack New Member

    hmm link and pic not working oh well ...
     
  8. spconnolly007

    spconnolly007 The Shiny Seventh

    well done! Now you've got to find out how much it's worth, doubt you'll find one on e-bay!!
     
  9. mack

    mack New Member

    looked all over cant find one for sale specially in this good condition
     
  10. spconnolly007

    spconnolly007 The Shiny Seventh

    then I would suggest you hang on to it!! Ive spent quite a lot of money this year collecting such items and get a great deal of pleasure in owning them, and showing them off!!
     
  11. spconnolly007

    spconnolly007 The Shiny Seventh

    If ive done it right there should be a better picture of your grenade attached to this message, if not, then im still as stupid as i was yesterday!!
     

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