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    M26 fake!

    image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpgPretty well done copy of M26. Looks to be made from scratch. The pics seller had of it on the internet fooled me. After comparing to my Genuine body (on the right ) when i got it, made it a little less convincing. You would have thought that if some one was gonna go to all THIS much trouble, they would've done some research on the internal parts dimensions. Hope this can keep a fellow member from the headach it brought me.

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    I'm sorry about you getting taken, but I'm confused. In the middle photo, it looks like there is a real frag coil inside the left one, and a bunch of rolled up blue stuff on the right one. In the middle photo, the item on the right looks fake inside. In the other two photos, the item on the left looks fake.
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    Hazord I think what happened here is that the coil caught the flash because it's chrome steel. Not sure what the "coil" in the fake one is but the whole think is barely magneti.

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    Well, I don't know how much you paid for your "fake" if it is fake. If the fake one is on the left, that frag coil looks real, and I can't imagine anyone going to the trouble to try to duplicate it. There were a number of variations of the M26. The first ones had a problem with low order detonations because the detonator wasn't powerful enough to reliably detonate the main filler. The later models had a Tetryl booster wrapped around the detonator to set off the comp B filler. That could be why the fuzewell is larger on the left one.

    These were also made by other countries. It could be foreign made with modified design.
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    Is this this an L2 body? It sure looks like it could be. Doesn't the bottom half go OVER top half at the seam? Also doesn't it accept fuse with 1/2 " thread? It never occurred to me until I was on Lexes sight looking at L3 A2 & glanced @ L2A1 coil!

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    I was thinking L2, but didn't want to sound stupid!

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    I think it is Rob. I can't believe I didn't think of it before, I'll be tickled if it is!!

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    these drawings may be of interest/use to you timmymac
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    Any Live or Dug ordnance shown by me has been disposed of by military EOD personnel .


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    so L3 pracs have complete internal matrix? so do they use exactly the same bodies as 'live' L2, albeit with the inert filling ('HES' = High Explosive Simulant??)?
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    HES = HIGH EXPLOSIVE SUBSTITUTE

    The documents i got the images from do not really say much ref the practice grenades design
    "The grenade hand practice L3A1 is similar in construction to the grenade hand HE L2,"
    with the other two later marks shown eg the L3A2 is different to the l3A1 in that the liner and adapter are assembled to the upper body as in the HE L2A2, and has a push fit steel core
    The L3A3 differs from the L3A1 and L3A2 in the design of the plug and the design of the lower flange and method of closing

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