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    Hi all, this is my 1st post to forum( thanks for having me),I couldn't resist jumping on this old (ish) topic as I have 2 Belfast committee no5s,which are both dated 12/15,but have different body shapes & different embossed HoU logo on plugs,also different letter castings under lugs (U&O).I believe both grenades are correct,& this concurs with supposition that Belfast committee used various manufacturer's for body castings & base plugs... your thoughts please guys

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    Andysarmoury (2nd November 2019), gothica7 (1st November 2019), Millsman (2nd November 2019), Snufkin (2nd November 2019), stanleyrf89 (1st November 2019)

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    Can you confirm what the letters are on the shoulders please?
    Author of 'British Rifle Grenades of the Great War'

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    I read them as U & O .but these may be open to interpretation please refer to images

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    Quote Originally Posted by king ratgre View Post
    I read them as U & O .but these may be open to interpretation please refer to images

    Thanks for that.

    From memory that gives us X, M, G,R, U & O.

    Maybe Tom has kept a log but these look like a consistent series of cast markings.
    Last edited by Millsman; 4th November 2019 at 05:49 PM.
    Author of 'British Rifle Grenades of the Great War'

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    Mine had R on each shoulder but I sold it a while back.



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    Ime the twat in the middle.

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    Hi stanleyrf89
    I have a mills body very similar to yours however mine has been over painted in black original white paint can still be seen. ..could I ask how much you paid for yours at the flea market hoping to get a vague value of what mine could be worth.
    Thanks ken

 

 
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