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    NO. 36M Mk1 mills bomb

    Hi,
    I have a No. 36M MK1 mills bomb from 1942 marked JP&S and was wondering if anyone could tell me more about the markings on it as well as possibly what it's worth.
    Thanks, Rob.
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    See here for an explanation of JP&S - http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/thread...l=1#post193446

    WDC - Wolverhampton Die Casting

    Z - Zinc Alloy (Mazak)

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    It may be worth adding that when the specification for the No 23 Mk III came out in 1917 (and soon after the No 36 Mk I) the makers were required to put their initials on the body, the lever and the baseplug. This seems to have held fast for WW1 but in WW2 some makers bought in levers and baseplugs so a good WW1 grenade should have all three parts with matching marks. In WW2 this is less likely.
    William Mills - Thank you!

 

 

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