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    British No 65 signal grenade

    Does anyone have any photos or drawings of the British signal grenade No 65. A Naval store fired from a converted signal pistol. Thanks in advance, Tony.
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    All I have is this:



    I also own a launcher



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    Thanks MS, I think I sent you that coloured drawing. My memory must be going ! Great launcher, never seen one for sale here, if I did it would have to be legally deactivated or on a firearms licence. Tony.
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    I think your right

    This is the only launcher that I have seen and the only one for sale.... so I had to pick it up...

    Still live as they are not controlled here (flare gun).

    I would like to find a dewat launching cartridge and a dewat or replica grenade for it as well.

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    I have attached a drawing from an old Australian Navy Pam. The store was used in a float signal submerged (the Mk N3 or N3/1) for signaling. Rick Landers' book and Darryl Lynn's book cover it briefly. Rick's book has a better picture of the same diagram I have attached.

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    heres some info on the 65 gren.
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    Thanks guys, great info ! Tony.
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    I was wondering if someone possibly got one of these they could take pictures of? I am also looking for the measurements of this as well.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvollenberg View Post
    I was wondering if someone possibly got one of these they could take pictures of? I am also looking for the measurements of this as well.

    Joe

    Joe,

    Herewith a No 65 in service livery post-1964. By this time they were solely used by the Royal Navy in Float Submarine Signal for indicating a submarine about to surface or for distress purposes, or recognition. Early (WW2) grenades had bodies made out of steel plate and were longer than the example shown, the body of which is made of aluminium with a plastic cover.




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    Last edited by Bonnex; 16th February 2016 at 08:15 PM.
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    jvollenberg (17th February 2016), paul the grenade (17th February 2016), roller63 (17th February 2016)

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    What cartridge was used to launch the grenade?
    Cheers
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