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£ 75 Inert WW1 German M1917 Egg Grenade With Transportation Plug Antiques & Militaria
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Inert WW1 German M1917 Egg Grenade With Transportation Plug Antiques & Militaria

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Portsmouth, South EastUpdated 3 years ago
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CategoryAccessories
ConditionUsed
Sale typeTrade
MakeInert WW1 German M1917 Egg Grenade With Transportation
ModelPlug
Antiqueyes
Your referenceASE0X23W1X12F
Recommended UsageCollection item
ManufacturerInert WW1 German M1917 Egg Grenade With Transportation
Seller TypeTrade
ConditionUsed
Antique1
Your Reference NumberASE0X23W1X12F
Description

~ Inert WW1 German M1917 Egg Grenade With Transportation Plug ~

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 has instead its transportation plug.

It is stamped to the base. Although rather worn it appears to

show the initials ‘WPR’.

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 6.5cm (2 ½ inches).

It weighs 280g.

~ Condition ~

The grenade is in a nice condition for its age with no damages.

The screw thread is in good order so the plug can easily be

removed.

~ Postage ~

UK postage is £16, international at cost and it can be viewed in our shop.

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