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    Inert WW1 German M1917 Egg Grenade with Traction Igniter Fuse
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    Inert WW1 German M1917 Egg Grenade with Traction Igniter Fuse

    AccessoriesAmmunitionUsed - Good condition for age

    ~ Inert WW1 German M1917 Egg Grenade With Traction Igniter Fuse ~


    The Model 17 Eierhandgranate (egg hand grenade, a.k.a. egg
    grenade) was a small hand grenade used by Germany during the
    First World War.

    The small size steel cast body took the shape of an egg,
    therefore giving this grenade its nickname.

    The egg grenade appeared in the beginning of 1917, as a
    complement to the other heavier and more cumbersome
    grenades. The average soldier could throw an egg grenade 40
    meters or farther.

    Initially entirely smooth, the body was modified later that year
    to include a fragmented belt to improve handling.

    The grenade was used with a series of different ignition plugs.

    This particular grenade is fitted with a traction igniter fuse.

    The grenade still has remnants of its original red paint.

    The grenade is empty and inert.

    ~ Dimensions ~

    The grenade has a diameter of 4.5cm (1 ¾ inches) and a length
    of 10cm (4 inches) including plug.

    It weighs 170g.

    ~ Condition ~

    The grenade is in a nice condition for its age with no damages.
    The screw thread is in good order so the fuse can easily be
    removed.

    The fuse plug is a little damaged with a few holes but because of
    this you can see some of its contents.

    ~ Postage ~

    UK postage is £16 or it can be inspected in person at our shop in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

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    CategoryAccessories
    SubcategoryAmmunition
    ConditionUsed - Good condition for age
    Price£ 75
    Sale typeTrade
    Your referenceASE0X21L3D2RR
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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