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    Citron Foug French grenade.

    Hello all,
    I'm trying to make a repro fuse/det set for a Citron grenade body. I've made the wooden plug, and an (inert) det and short piece of (inert) fuse crimped to it, but can't find a drawing of the ignition part. The only thing I've found so far is the attached picture. If anyone can help me with an image/drawing/sketch of the internals I'd be very grateful.
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    Citron Foug

    Here is a line drawing of Citron Foug grenade, details a bit sketchy, but best I can find. Regards..Dano
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    Many thanks Dano,
    I should be able to work it out from that,
    Cheers,
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    Dano,

    you are a wonderful 'mine' of information, always so keen to help. Its what makes this forum, please keep it up. If i can do half as good, i will be happy.

    Andy

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    I try to jump in when I can, which isn't too often. I know a little on one thing and almost nothing on everything else. It's been a learning experience Andy, and feel fortunate to be here..Dano

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    Hello navyman


    Usually, there is a different fuze for this grenade, with a "real" spring. If you want, Monday I'll can take more pictures for you.
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    Heres a sectioned one for you.
    Inside the wooden fuze is a small metal disc which holds a primer. above this is a wooden cylinder which supports the striker. A tin disc is nailed to the top of the fuze to hold all this in. all you had to do was remove the domed cap (not shown) and hit the striker hard to light the fuze.
    cheers, Paul.
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    Visit my grenade website at www.paul-spence1964.com

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    Yes please Pascal, and thanks for this info.
    I have a small lathe and a box of assorted springs!
    Best regards,
    navyman.

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    sectioned Citron Foug

    Great sectioned Citron Foug Paul. Shows in great detail the inner workings like no drawing can..Excellent..Dano

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    Thank you Paul,
    Everyone is so helpful on this site, I'm constantly impressed.
    Best regards,
    navyman.

 

 
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