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    Handgrenade Lighters

    I normally am not interested in replicas, but when I see a handgrenade lighter I most often buy it. All the ones I bought in the decades past were rubbish and broke down after only short use. During my last holiday I found 9 new ones. I like the precise labeling, even of the fuzes. This is new. The 9 in the front are the ones I just bought, the 3 in the back are models from about 10 years ago and all broken.
    Greetings,
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    Hallo Pajarito,
    as to your wish, here now single fotos of each. The one labled M26A2 you already got good fotos of.
    regards,
    Bellifortis.
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    Great photos, I really like the V40.

    I known its not a grenade but here's some photos of the 20mm Vulcan round I have that is a lighter, its so well made that its hard to work out its a lighter at all until you try unscrewing it.

    Dave.

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    I've a few "bullet" ones as well as this one:

    You've some nice lighters there
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    I pick up a piece now and then, it gets tossed on the BS shelf. The shotshell and cartridge are lighters also.

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    All dug or live ordnance shown in my posts is under EOD control and has been or will be dealt with accordingly by EOD personnel

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    I have a question that irks me for some time. This is not the right category, but, because it concerns lighters, I'll post it here. One of my main roads of interest is the historical development of prime ignition. Since the 1950's the piezoelectric effect is a mainstay of PIBD-fuzes. In the beginning, very precisely cut along the crystal growth plane, quartz pieces from high quality, clean crystals were used. These are quite expensive. In the last 20 years piezo gas lighters appeared on the market for as low a price as 30 cents. How is this possible ? A search in Wikipedia tells us that sintered Leadzirconate is the material used, that is so cheap. Most of these lighters don't even last for a second filling of gas. You still can see the electric spark, but no ignition. One lighter lasted for more than 10 years. Does anybody here know the reason why the Leadzirconate element stops producing a spark that is energetic enough to light the gas in so many lighters ?
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    Here's another.

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    A GRENADER lighter that i have, you used to see these about but i haven't seen one in a while.

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    Wow! These have really come along. I had a few about 20 years ago but they were nothing like these! I love that M85

 

 

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