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    Inert WW1 German M1917 Egg Grenade With Transportation Plug
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    Inert WW1 German M1917 Egg Grenade With Transportation Plug

    AccessoriesAmmunitionUsed£ 75

    ~ 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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    CategoryAccessories
    SubcategoryAmmunition
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 75
    Sale typeTrade
    Antiqueyes
    Your referenceASE0X23W1X12F
    Recommended UsageCollection item
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