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    M19 WP rifle grenade

    I unfortunately could not find this on BOCN so I decided to open a thread.

    Does anybody have information regarding the years of manufacture, manufacturers, numbers produced and / or have pictures?

    It would be nice to know when the item was last manufactured.

    As far as I know, production may have stopped around WWII / Korean War but this item was still being used in the Vietnam War.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Have a nice day and stay safe.

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    Could someone kindly help me and point me in the right direction?
    What would be the best way to research this?
    Thank you.

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    Or where could I buy one with markings or manufacturer info as well? Thanks

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    M19 first fielded in 1943, M19A1 fielded in about 1944.
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    Last edited by sgtlynn; 15th November 2019 at 07:02 PM.

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    Thank you but I was looking for one with manufacturer markings especially post WWII.
    Where could I buy thiat?

    I'm looking for the last produced and procured version.

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    Guys, I've been told by two experts that the only way to really solve this is to find grenades with lot markings painted on them or stampings.
    Or someone knows of a source regarding the original contracts from WWII - about 1960s, e.g. Ordnance magazine or some US government contract directory.
    Thank you for any leads.

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    I found this in the 1956 TM 9-1900 Ammunition General.
    Nothing about manufacturing.
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    Greif, thank you!

    I spy (in middle) lot PA 1-62. To me this means that M19 was made at Picatinny Arsenal in January 1962. Since PA did not do LAP of WP as opposed to Pine Bluff and RMA, that GOGO arsenal either did LAP work or they assembled the metal parts for the grenade on site.

    Could anybody concur or am I mistaken?

    Thank you.

    According to my notes PA was a very large and diversified plant and also involved in the (metal and other parts) production of the 280mm atomic round, the M24 AT mine and the M19 nonmetallic AT mine.
    Last edited by Steel; 23rd November 2019 at 08:44 AM. Reason: more info

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    I think PA 1-62 are imaginary data, because the manual is from 1956.
    I found a TM from 1971 which also shows the M19A1, so it was in that time still in the US ordnance inventory.
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    Hallo,
    I can't help with postwar fotos, but I attach the original "Bureau of Ordnance" drawing, which laid down all specifications. The document is dated February 1944.
    Bellifortis.
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