Original German WWII M24 Stick Grenade Dated 1940 by Vossloh-Werke

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is an extremely rare M1924, M24, or "Stielhandgranate 24" German Stick Grenade, often called a "potato masher". This example has been demilitarized according to specifications by the BATF. The warhead still unscrews. It still retains its original paint, and the original markings can be seen on the head and shaft of the grenade.

The front of the war head has white stenciled writing that reads Vor Gebrauch Sprengkapsel Einsetzen (Before use insert detonator). It is also ink stamped. The head has a dent and some minor but bears all original paint with traces of classic red German wartime primer paint showing through underneath. Also visible is a white WaffenAmt marking WaA100.

The wood shaft of the grenade is marked  RR 513 1940. This code corresponds to Vossloh-Werke GmbH, Werdohl/Westfalen. The shaft is in excellent condition. The lower screw cap is present and unscrews perfectly. The shaft is correctly hollow to allow the internal components.

In WW2 the stick of the German M24 (Model 24) grenade provided a lever, significantly improving the throwing distance. The Model 24 could be thrown approximately 30 to 40 yards, whereas the British Mills bomb could only be thrown about 15 yards. The design also minimized the risk of the grenade rolling downhill back towards the thrower when used in hilly terrain or in urban areas. These grenades were extremely useful for clearing out entrenched infantry positions.

As grenades were disposable, encountering them on the market is very rare, especially with the original pull string and weight, making this an excellent opportunity to acquire one to complete a WW2 ordnance collection.

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