~ Inert WW1 German M1913 Rifle Grenade ~
An inert First World War German M1913 Rifle grenade.
The rifle grenade M 1913 was the first of a series of grenades
developed in Germany intended to be launched using the
Mauser infantry rifle armed with a blank ammunition.
The main problem with the model M1913 was its very
aerodynamic design which made it too effective a projectile,
causing it to sink deep into the ground before explosion with
lesser effects. It was followed up by the more effective (and less
The piece consists of a tubular cast steel fragmentation grenade
with a brass fuse head mounted to the tip, and a small brass tail
which is then attached to a long steel tail.
The nose tip has a screw thread and is easily removable. The
other parts are firmly attached.
~ Dimensions ~
The total length of the grenade with tail is 63cm (24 ¾ inches).
It weighs 770g.
~ Condition ~
The grenade is in a very good condition with no damages, only
the patina and general wear expected of a piece of this age.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £16 or it can be inspected and picked up in person at our shop in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.
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