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Original U.S. Korean War Era Inert BLU-16/B Burning White Smoke (HC) Bomb With Fuze, Spoon and Pull Ring

Regular price $295.00

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful example of a scarce BLU-16/B White Smoke Grenade (Bomb). While the markings are faint, the designation can still be read on the face of the cylindrical body. As with most throwable munitions, due to their purpose they are extremely difficult to find, especially one intact such as this.

Unloaded or dummy grenades, artillery shell casings, and similar devices, which are cut or drilled in an BATF-approved manner so that they cannot be used as ammunition components for destructive devices, are not considered NFA weapons. This example is in total compliance and is NOT AVAILABLE FOR EXPORT.

The BLU-16/B is a small cylindrical, beer can-size burning white smoke bomb, similar in
appearance to the M8 smoke hand grenade. The body is 2 3/4 inches in diameter and 4 3/4 inches in length. The weight of the bomb is approximately 2 1/4 pounds. A M20IA1 striker release hand grenade fuze installed in the top of the bomb body ignites the burning smoke mixture. Four tape-covered smoke vent holes are located in the top of the metal body surrounding the fuze. When the bomb is ejected, the wind tab is lifted off by air pressure, releasing the retaining band and allowing the striker release hand grenade fuze to function. The bomb body is normally painted light green, except for the top which is painted white to indicate the color of the smoke. Bomb markings are stenciled on the body in white or black paint. Figure 334 illustrates the BLU-16/B bomb. There is no practice bomb for this BLU.

A lovely example with much of the original paint and visible markings. Smoke grenades such as this one are very difficult to find in today’s market, you do not want to miss the opportunity to add this to your ordnance collection.

Comes more than ready for further research and display.

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