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    RFI Manufacturor ID

    Hello everybody,

    we have found a handgrenade model M75 with a new (for us !) marking.
    The usual marking is BR (RB)-M75, in latin or in cyrillic and a 4 figures number stencilled on the lever.
    The grenade we have found have a marking HGM75 and a Letter-number marking stencilled on the lever.
    HG will surely mean Hand Granate, but......

    What we should will know is wich manufacturor use this type of marking ? We suppose it is for export, but.....

    All ideas are welcome and a sure identification of manufacturor more.

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    I hope I can upload pictures !


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    That's an interesting one. As "HG" suggests it sounds very German and as we know Yugoslavia (and follow up states) and Austria had good trade relations regarding ammo. Maybe something to follow up there though it sounds a bit odd in regard to Arges. Just a thought.

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    Effectively EOD,
    HG let's mean a german speaking country (Germany, Austria, Swiss (?!)). But all M75 that we have found to today were made in an Ex-Yug state and were marked RB (BR), in latin or cyrillic.
    It's therefor that we are thinking on an export marking !
    Let us looking on !


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    It is Slavko Rodic export model as far as I know. Ordinary M75 with export stamp. There should be also yellow painted 4-digit number on grenade body rarely on bottom but it might be erased or even not painted.
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    Okaayyyyyy !
    Great thanks Sead, always helpfull !


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    Al'Saad, any idea on the receiving country as it seems to be a German speaking one which makes it very odd.

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    EOD,
    my first idea was that the signification of HG was Hand Granate, german speaking, but a colleague let me hear that it could also be Hand Grenade, english speaking.
    So, it can be destined on a great number of foreign countries !!!


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    Yoda, you may be right, is there an English speaking country actually using the abbreviation "HG"?

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    The abreviation HG, I don't know !
    We are always talking about model of ordnance, M75, Mle 1918, DM 62,... but we rarely use what written before, hand grenade, Smk Gren, Gr Fl,.....

    The markings are pricipally stencilled on the body of the munition, rarely molded.

    Ex-Yug grenade M75, the model is molded in the plastic body, I suppose they have hold this system of identification and simply replace the BR or RB with HG because Hand Gren (exemple !) is to great !


    Now, personnal advice, the "occidental countries", who use a english marking have her own manufacturors.

    I think they HG M75 are destined to african or asian countries who want an english marking.

    In Belgium we use generally an english marking so that a flemish or french soldier can read the identification !!!



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