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    British number 1 grenade

    I'm one of these people who learns best by taking things to bits, then hopefully putting them together so here's the start of a number 1 project.

    Before I get started restoring it, does anyone know what the standard lettering on the number 1 grenades was? This one appears to have the remains of some letters in black print.


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    The remains of the handle are in 2 parts, the cane section pushes into the wood part and is held in place with a small piece of dowel.
    Would I be right in assuming this is one of the long handle types that has been cut down?

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    Dave . Here's pics of a MkIII with original markings . I don't think the Mk1 would have been a lot different . The marks show the maker , E&S in this case for Edison & Swan & the filling date 4/16 . The remains of the marks on your example look like part of the date . I would assume there is probably a content mark like 20/80 or similar somewhere . The 2 piece handle could mean it's a cut down long one but they did make new short handles out of 2 pieces as well . Is the top plate where the det goes attached by 3 tiny screws or soldered in place ? Hope this helps . Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by siegfreid View Post
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    Dave . Here's pics of a MkIII with original markings . I don't think the Mk1 would have been a lot different . The marks show the maker , E&S in this case for Edison & Swan & the filling date 4/16 . The remains of the marks on your example look like part of the date . I would assume there is probably a content mark like 20/80 or similar somewhere . The 2 piece handle could mean it's a cut down long one but they did make new short handles out of 2 pieces as well . Is the top plate where the det goes attached by 3 tiny screws or soldered in place ? Hope this helps . Mike

    Thanks Mike, its attached with 3 tiny screws, that happen to be missing. Not soldered.

    Dave.

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    Dave . Could well be an early long handled one in that case . It would be nice if you can decipher the date !

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    Does anyone know the length of each of the 4 streamers on the short handled number 1 please?

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    Dave . Generally about 20" . Mike .

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