Original Belgian Cold War Era 40mm ECN-40 4” Rifle Smoke Grenade by Mecar, Belgium

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Now this is an interesting item, one we have encountered only once and information is rather scarce. This 40mm Signal Flare is equipped with the patented MECAR Bullet Trap Universal (BTU) and has been specifically designed to accept soft steel core bullets as well as lead core bullets.

The rifle grenade is in wonderful condition and is totally inert and void of any combustible material. This example is in complete compliance per the current BATF regulations governing inert ordnance and is not available for export.

The rifle grenade measures approximately 11 ½” inches in length and is a 40mm type round. The round itself is a rifle launched flare, much like the HE rifle grenades, but this burns just like a flare shot from a signal pistol. The condition is very nice with all trail fins present. Much of the original paint is still present, as are the arsenal markings for MECAR.

Mecar is a Belgian weapon and ammunition manufacturing company headquartered in Petit-Roeulx-lez-Nivelles, Hainaut Province. Mecar is responsible for creating weapons ranging from grenades to lightweight anti-tank cannons. The company was established in 1938 and now produces arms for NATO, Belgium, and other various countries. The company is now a wholly owned subsidiary of NEXTER Systems S.A., a French Defense Systems company following the acquisition in May 2014.

A wonderful example that comes more than ready for further research and display.

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