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    Old Lake Erie Chemical Explosive Gas Grenade

    A friend of my found two hand grenades in a foot locker he bought from the estate of a US WWII veteran. The fuses on both are inert, but there are things inside both. There is a glass container in the gas grenade, and a bag inside the blue training grenade. I could not answer his questions: 1. What is in the bag? 2. What is in the glass container? The glass container is still filled with liquid. Thank you for your help.
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    I don't know about the gas grenade,but would be very careful with that one.The practice grenades used a small black powder spotting charge inside and a cork in the bottom.That may be what that is.

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    As a semi-learned grenade guy, I agree with everything Rifleman2 says.
    Irritants are not fun.
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

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    The gas handgrenade body shows a similar shaped body (and grey/green color scheme) as the MK5 gas grenade
    could be one of the earlier types

    http://www.lexpev.nl/grenades/americas/unitedstates/gascnmk5.html


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    What are all the markings on the gas grenade?

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    Hi,
    I think It's The lake Erie Green Band, Bursting grenade. Designed by D. Goss and was derived directly from the version shown in his US patent, 1,878,491. The green band grenade was produced continuously from the patent date until 1948.
    This tear gas grenade employed the same chemical grenade body developed by the Army during the World War I.
    The liquid filler for the Green Band grenade consisted of about five ounces (142 gm)of a mixture of 25 per cent CN dissolved in 75 per cent ethylbromacetate, which still remains the standard Lake Erie liquid tear gas agent.

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    Also, it sometimes happened, that Officers also added "Adamsite" or "DM" to these grenades and you absolutely do not want to mess with that stuff as it can kill you. If this grenade just has CN in it you're OK. I have been exposed to OC, CS, and CN as a Chemical Munitions Instructor for our department. CN just takes a little longer than CS before it really kicks in. Just FYI.

 

 

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