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    Practice Bomb not white ~

    I picked this up today, I am used to seeing all white examples.
    This one has a grey front body and a black tail. No markings, though
    those likely were on tags now gone. It has a thick split pin to
    hold the firing pin unit. What do the colours indicate - American issue ?
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    Looks British. Here's a thread about them: http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...+practice+bomb
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

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    Colour wise that post seems to refer to white, but the illustrations look black, though that may be
    meaningless, has any one else come across one in grey and black ? If I get the nose to unscrew
    I should pin down which one of those it is.

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    The color(s) may be a "collectors" rendition for their man cave.
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

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    This looks old and original though - Did I mention that I'm Blind

    I found stamped on it 11 1/2 LB , FB 40 on it ~ Not a heavy stamp and
    paint filled.

    I'm pleased with that early date for ww2. it was only $35 not that
    they are worth a lot, but everyone wants way more for them
    it seems lately with little cause other than greed. I'll hang it up
    from the ceiling to go with my ww1 bomb.
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    Drill rounds(or inert items used as such) were often painted black,the only multi coloured practice bombs i've seen have been later dated ,coloured smoke or "collector renditions".

 

 

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