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WW1 Egg

A first world war grenade

The British No. 34 Mk III “testicle” grenade
The small and handy German egg grenade '('Eierhandgranate')' inspired the British designers who introduced in the end of 1917 a copy made of a cast iron body and a simple percussion igniting plug, with a 5 seconds delay. This new Hand Grenade n°34 is known in 4 successive variants :

  • hand grenade N°34 MkI, ovoidal body shape with a percussion igniter, safety spring and removable safety pin, delay 5 seconds
  • hand grenade N°34 MkII, shape identical to the one of the MkI with a percussion igniting plug, shearable metallic safety wire and safety pin, delay 7 seconds
  • hand grenade N°34 MkIII, elongated ovoidal shape with the MkII percussion pin
  • hand grenade N°34 MkIV, shorten ovoidal shape and prefragmented belt, with the MkII percussion pin
All 4 models were equipped with a brass plug closing a lateral filling hole.
Unknown weight, alumatol explosive
http://www.passioncompassion1418.com/decouvertes/english_grenades_gb.html
 

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