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    M24 Real or Fake ?

    Hello, In the next few posts you will find photo's of a genuine M24 against various replicas I have, there are obvously many more replicas out there and these are just ones I collected over the years. ( Yeah! I know what your thinking, why? ) Well if you know what to look for at the begining you wont catch cold later on, I only bought one replica grenade and paid quite high for it, but such
    is life and know I know what is real and Replica. So hopefully I'll try to point out the difference as I post.
    And by the way I look at that bloody grenade every time I bid in an auction , it reminds me not to be to hasty, hopfully this thread will do the same
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    Thats great thanks for sharing your knowlege with our members
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    Good on ya jeensy.
    Ive only one in the collection and i know you say its a good `un.
    Im sure that BOCN members will appreciate your series.

    best

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    Replica one.
    This one is a real cheap n nasty , the can is slighlty larger than an original with the wrong size thread, the fuse thread is mearly punched out with no thread at all ( dead give away ) The date stamp where stamped has pushed the top of the can in, see second varient of this version, same hallmarks but can has been pressed with "frag sleeve marks " and diffent colour. Also the pull cord and ball are nothing like an original.
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    Pull cords,
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    THis is a slighly better quality version. The steel head is a heavier steel, where petals are on bottom of can the thread collar is more curved than original where it meets the can.
    No fuse well or any sign of removal of well.inside can new steel no sign of any inerting .
    The can is of the right dimensions in size and the handle is quite good with the right size top threads for the can and fuse. The fuse thread area is formed rather than straigh, more on these later. Mount a genuine can on it ( can that is fitted has lettering,, not in 43 on a pierced tab collar they didn't ) and age it a bit with an original bottom cap and threads it would probably pass of as it has very good markings, I'll be posting some piccs later about handles.
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    This is a high quality replica, has good attention to detail with good markings on can and handle, top thread is not rounded at the start of thread ,its square on. ( hope this makes sence )
    fuse well is good but not like an original, still nice to see one in a replica. Based on a early 1939 model with lettering on can. Right size can and threads etc:
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    The 43 evy handle looks original for me.

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    evy marked M24

    Hi,
    yes, I agree with you grenademan28 :
    the evy handle is an original, perhaps the metal part was repainted here...
    The head is a rather shabby copy as stated though.

    Best Regards,

    CSch

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    Evy 43

    Here are some more piccs of the EVY43 also a 41EVY and a 44EVY these two are 100% Genuine. I do agree agree that the 43 looks good ( trust me it's not )For reference I have removed the base thread and there are no other indentations on the base of the handle, this shows that the base thread was there from day one, also wood is to clean and not turned in beechwood, ( one could argue the what wood was available was used in manufacture ) The top collar has never been removed, it is a very tight fit, once these are removed and replaced ther never sit the same with the pierced tab assembly, they are always a loose fit once tampered with.
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