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    White drill l2 training grenade

    DSCN2070.jpgDSCN2071.jpgCan anyone tell me when the colour of British drill L2 grenades was changed from white to the light blue NATO colour so that I have an idea of this one's age please? I have been informed that this one is from the early 1960'sAt some stage all drill grens became light blue, white having been use since WW 1. I have seen L3's with a similar top.I believe both were replaced with the blue, rubber bodied L56 being more versatile and cheaper to make. This one is unusual in that it of a solid alloy.


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    Someone else here may have more accurate info. I would hazard a guess that colours changed in about 1964 to conform with NATO standards.
    Any live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with accordingly by eod personel

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMMOTECHXT View Post
    Someone else here may have more accurate info. I would hazard a guess that colours changed in about 1964 to conform with NATO standards.
    Thanks bud, that just about clears this one up for me as I was
    told it was early 60's,




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    looks like same item in pic in last post on this page (though w/fuse assembly): http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...-L3-PRAC-grens

    cap is that used on L3A3 PRAC (body of which was painted light blue). L3 and L4 PRACs used sheet metal bodies (as did the 'live' L2 grens) w/simulated HE filling - solid alloy body only came in w/the L28A1 drill gren, so this is unusual. I'd guess it was an early/trials PRAC (from end of era when they were painted white), before L3 PRACs (which were painted light blue) were introduced?
    always looking for inert baton rounds and accessories - please message me if you have any for sale/trade.

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