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    Some Early WWI German Large Head Stick Grenades

    046.jpg045.jpg044.jpg043.jpg042.jpg041.jpg040.jpg039.jpgAll of these are original finish and markings. There were some threads the last couple of years about the color of WWI German Field Grey. This gives a good example of the variety of colors used.

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    Outstanding!
    What is the one on the right - is it a trials version?
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    The one on the right is an artisan mfg grenade I think. I've seen a line drawing of one very close to this in an early manual. Very simple construction, basically just an open ended can nailed to a wooden disc with a handle and a standard detonator. Don't know much else about it, perhaps some of the other collectors will have more information. ......

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    Its a very rare model that ive only seen in diagrams. It should have a smaller inner container for the explosive and the gap between the small and large outer tin would have been filled with some sort of shrapnel.
    thanks for posting the pics.
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    Nice looking collection. Many thanks for sharing.

    Regards, Jan

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    It may have once had an inner container but that is missing now. I carefully removed the nails many years ago to see what it looked like inside. The fact that this one appears in manuals indicates that it may have been a manufactured model instead of the artisan types made by the french (little more than pipe grenades) Thank you Mr. The Grenade......

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    Simply Amazing Collection!

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    Very Impressive ~

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    Here are some large can stick grenades that I have in my collection. The first one has the nicest stenciling. These are very hard to find.


    Large Can 2.jpgLarge Can 1.jpgSpaeter 6.jpgSpaeter 9.jpgn 1.jpgn 2.jpg

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    Frizzen,
    The second grenade looks similar to a WWII stick grenade. I have never seen one like that before. Does that one have a belt hook?

 

 
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