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    Wooden Training Grenades.

    I show these two wooden training grenades. Has anybody got similar grenades? British?
    The barrel shaped one is lead filled and weighs 1lb 0.8oz (478g).
    The other looks fragile and is lead filled and weighs 13.9oz (395g).

    Are these both meant to represent No5 grenades for throwing practice or is the second one a replica? All comments are welcome.

    WoodennGrenade a.jpgWooden Grenades b.jpgWooden Grenades c.jpgWooden Grenades d.jpgWooden Grenades e.jpg

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    thank you for showing, I dont have any wooden Mills in my collection as those that I have seen have looked too mint and i have no idea of their age an being charged up to £50 for a bit of unknown wood has put me off. However i reckon yours are the real thing and ime envious. They look like they have been well used and you must be happy to have them. I only have cast iron types.
    Ime the twat in the middle.

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    I agree gothica7 but price here was 170 pounds 6 years ago so not cheap. 50 pounds was cheap.
    I also wonder if they are genuine but I have not seen any others since then and I have 2 in the collection. I hope they are real. Thanks for the comments.

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    beautiful!

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    I havnt seen many for sale bud, those that I have have been almost perfect and therefore never been used as a training aid. I suspect they may have been used to make the molds in the casting sand to make a complete cast iron grenade. Yours seem just fine to me but for that money I would rather but a real grenade.They may have been made for home guard used during WW 2, dont think we will ever know, nice to have.



    Andy.
    Ime the twat in the middle.

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    I remember one selling on UK E by Gum about 10 years ago for £80. It was like the first type shown here, a barrel with a weight in the middle.

    Nice part of the Mills story.
    William Mills - Thank you!

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    Moulds for grenades etc are usually in 2 halves, each side of a board, which fits between the mould frames; green sand is then packed in one side, the frame turned over and then the other side is packed; the mould frame is then separated, the board removed, sand core fitted and then reassembled.....basically; I used to work in a foundry that made Mills bombs in both wars!

 

 

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