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    No 74 Sticky Bomb Grenades

    This subject has been posted before by roller63 on 20-6-08.http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...=drill+grenade

    I have obtained the Bakelite version plus a solid wood Drill or Throwing Practice grenade so wish to show my photos with the measurements that were asked about but not answered in the previous post. I now need the metal casing to go with this display.

    The Drill with metal ring weighs 860 grams. 110mm ring. 91mm wood. 230mm (9") long. Handle is 27mm and 42mm ring.
    The solid wood version weighs 590 grams. 102mm wide. 230mm long. Handle is 27mm and 46mm ring. Both are hardwood.

    Is this the Mk 1 & 2 versions or is the wood one unit made for practice and not official issue ?

    I have 2 variations of the glass bodies. One is unmarked and the other is embossed No74 1 1942. Usually covered in the sticky stuff and unseen.

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    Thanks for that useful post.

    There is another post on this forum titled "Drill Sticky Bomb No 74 Mk2" with photos that looks very similar to your wood only bomb, except that it has the metal ring as well. The grenade is marked in a similar way to your MkI. The design at the base of the ball differs slightly, but both mimic the shape of the MkII.

    From images I've seen, the ball isn't a sphere but taller than wider. It maybe that is is a sphere with the centre flattened for the metal ring to fit snugly. Need to measure a real one in several ways to find out for sure.

    So your all wood version is a MkII, but not sure if official or not.

    The instructions for the MkI mention the practice grenades issued in boxes of 25, measuring 17x15x21". It specifies that these are weighted wood. I don't have access to a set of instructions for the MkII to see if a similar note about the MkI.

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    I did read that other post. This is why I included the weights and dimensions of my items. I cannot see any nail or screw holes in the wood drill but the sides do look flattened and maybe had a steel band at some time? Thanks for the comments.

 

 

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