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    Smile Cut M24 stick grenade for paratroopers?

    Have recently got a very uncommon M24 stick grenade in nearly mint condition. But I'm very confused about this cut stick. I was told by the seller that this type was especially made for paratroopers. Can anyone of the experts (e.g. Grenademan28, Grenadier, jeeeensy, paul the grenade......) confirm this story? Does anyone have pictures or documents of this curious item? All help is appreciated.

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    It looks like this is something someone has made up. You can see the wood is a fresh colour where the base screw thread is attached. If it was original the wood would be the same colour throughout its length,
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    You're right Paul. But why the hell should someone butch up an original stick in mint condition?

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    Thats shocking!!! I guess the butcher thought that producing such a rare item could bring double the price of a "standard" M24 ??

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    No, definitely not. The price was comparable to the price for a mint conditioned "common" M24, rather at a lower price.

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    Hi,
    Could you snap the fuze removed from the "handle" and place the picture?

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    Here 2 more pics...Seems to me that the delay tube is made of ceramics. It is stamped "4 1/2 S"

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    Very unusual. I wonder where would be the place for the pull cord...
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    The space for the fuze and the pull cord, including the porcelain ball, is very short - but still sufficient.

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    I have seen a thread on another forum about these a while ago, wish i had saved it now, it did show one like this with the cut down stick.

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