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    No. 1 Grenade - Original or fake?

    Hi All,

    New member, second post - and my first (of likely many...) question(s).

    Is this No. 1 real or fake? I have only been provided with a couple of photo's, so I will apologize in advance for the lack of specific information. With your feedback, I was hoping to be able to formulate some questions for the seller.

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    A number of things come to mind, such as the pristine condition of the streamers, as well as the lack of any handling damage over the past 100 odd years.

    Are there any specific areas that one would want to scrutinize to determine if this is original?

    Many thanks for your input! Cheers.

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    The white paint indicates it was an instructional grenade. Looks like the streamers have been replaced but it otherwise looks good. Might also have a newer handle.

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    check if there is any markings on wooden handle more than just a broad arrow

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    looks basically good to me . It's a MkIII . Most of those were made by by Western Electric Ltd & the top of the handle beneath the streamers will be stamped No1 MkIII W.E. Ltd , usually very faintly . It's unlikely to have a broad arrow as these were usually only found on the Mk1 & some MkII's

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    Thanks gents, much appreciated.

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    here's my one which is in pristine condition considering its age.
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