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    South African Illumininating grenade

    I saw this grenade and storage tube for sale a while ago, but although I know it is from South Africa and an ILLUM grenade, I do not know anything else about it, can anyone help ? Tony.
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    Re:South African Illumininating grenade

    storage tube
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    Re:South African Illumininating grenade

    sorry Roller ive nothing on south african stuff

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    Re:South African Illumininating grenade

    Thanks for looking anyway Spotter. I suppose it must come under the Ronseal heading \"does exactly what it says on the tin\" ! Tony.
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    Re:South African Illumininating grenade

    Good afternoon,

    It is the illumination grenade as issued to South African Security forces, & manufactured by Swartklip.

    This grenade is designed to be thrown by hand. It produces a luminous intensity of 20000 candles minimum, with a duration of 30-40 seconds.
    The grenade consists of a cylindrical body with two closing discs, there are two candles, seperated by a millboard washer. The two candles are connected by igniter cord.
    These grenades have been discontinued due to its size as well as its mixture composition. It was replaced with a solid grenade.
    It would be advicable to remove the bottom plug & take out the two candles. These must be destroyed in open area that has no flammable substances in its area.

    The container's markings are as follow:
    Red filling ring - denoting pre 1983 & contains an active agent
    PY05 - is the pyrotechnic filling code
    165 - filled lot number
    8/78 - monogram of filler & date (month/year) of filling
    a /77 - monogram of assembler & year of assembly.

    Hope that this helps you.

    Barry Higgs

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    Re:South African Illumininating grenade

    Thanks Barry for the detailed information on this grenade. I may have some other South African items you could help me with, regards, Tony.
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    Re:South African Illumininating grenade

    No problem, send your requests.

    Barry

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    Does anyone have some better pictures of this grenade?

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    Photos of an R2M3 Instant Light that I owned previously. (Empty, inert, FFE)
    Note that the 3 in R2M3 appears to be an alteration.

    Wanted: Baton/Irritant rounds (inert) and associated items, .700 NE (inert) and boxes (empty), .32-40 cartridge boxes (empty), WW2 British shotgun cartridge boxes (empty), Greener Police Gun cartridge boxes (empty). Message me if you have any of these items for sale/trade.

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    Photos of the R2M3 Instant Light in my collection. (Empty, inert, FFE)
    Note that the marking PY 05 appears to be an alteration.

    Wanted: Baton/Irritant rounds (inert) and associated items, .700 NE (inert) and boxes (empty), .32-40 cartridge boxes (empty), WW2 British shotgun cartridge boxes (empty), Greener Police Gun cartridge boxes (empty). Message me if you have any of these items for sale/trade.

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