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    I agree that the one on GB looks to be a repaint
    The one I have was done with a factory powder coat paint with black nomenclature (see pics)
    It's a Mod 1-0 with a match light fuze
    The OD on the one on GB just isn't right
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    Last edited by ordman; 29th March 2011 at 10:53 AM.

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    Hello Ordman,

    Nice grenade, are there any dates on the body or fuze?

    I believe that the finish on these bodies was an Infra-Red Baked Enamel Paint, similar to the earlier US Ammunition "Spam Cans".

    Stay safe,

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    Body has hand illuminating grenade
    MK 1-0
    Lot No 28-C-53 with naval anchor ordnance stamp
    Fuze is stamped MK 1
    TVC Lot No ???

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    My old and dirty Illumination Grenade

    Illumination Grenade----My Own 004.jpgIllumination Grenade----My Own 002.jpg This is the one that I have that is in terrible shape.This one has been the victim of Hoppe's No. 9 that spilled on it.Illumination Grenade----My Own 003.jpg
    Illumination Grenade----My Own 001.jpg
    Last edited by V40; 1st April 2011 at 06:01 PM. Reason: way too much medicine...

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    The MK 1 could also be found unpainted, OD or white depending on the year made. Somewhere around 69 to 71 all the ones made were OD. The MK 1 left the inventory around 1978. The MK 1 was a neat grenade for what it was designed to do, but it made for a lot of battle field shadows. Never saw any during VN, but when I was teaching a gernades class to the USN SEALs they pulled out a couple crates of MK II's and MK I's.

    After throwing some, (and letting them cool - hot SOBs) I could put back together the MK I's, clean them up, paint them and the trade them off.

    DSC01803.jpgPages from Grenades vol 1.jpgPages from TM 09-1330-200, Gernades, Hand and Rifle, Sept 1971.jpgPages from tm9-1330-200 Grenades a.jpg

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    Who can help me on a drawing of the Mk372 Mod 0 fuze used on the grenade Illuminating Mk1Mod 2, either is willing to screw of the fuze of his grenade to show the lower portion of the fuze .
    The problem is: with the Grenade Ill. Mk1 Mod 1 the normal WW2 type lever Mk1 fuze is used where it looks like the lower part of the fuze housing -normally used to crimp the detonator around - has been removed to allow the thick fuze cord to be place in the larger hole that now appears.
    How is this for the M372 Mod 0 fuze. How does it's lower portion look like.
    Even better, does anybody have a reliable drawing of a cutaway of the Mk21 Mod 2 grenade?

    Thanks in advance,
    Regards, DJH
    Last edited by pzgr40; 25th March 2016 at 09:24 PM.

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    The attachments shpow both Mod 1 and 2 in cutwaway so you can see the differencePages from OP 4335 SAA and Spec Weapons.jpgPages from OP 4335 SAA and Spec Weapons-2.jpg
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