~ An inert WW1 No.5 Mills bomb grenade mounted as a paper weight ~
The piece is on a Bakelite stand. The base plug is attached to the stand by two screws but the grenade can easily be removed.
The base plug is not stamped but the grenades shape is a No. 5 one.
Mills bomb is the popular name for a series of prominent British hand grenades. They were the first modern fragmentation grenades used by the British Army.
~ Dimensions ~
The base has a diameter of 4 inches (10.1 cm), the piece has a height of 5 inches (12.6 cm). It weighs 770 g.
~ Condition ~
The base is in excellent order.
The grenade is inert and has been well preserved; it is still in good shape and excellent vintage condition. It has its inner fuse, release lever, ring pull and both caps.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £12 or the grenade can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard....Read full description