Original Italian WWII Model 35 Red Devil Grenade by Societa Romana - Bomba a Mano Mod. 35

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Original Item: Very Few Available. Offered in very good condition with original paint. Each has been deactivated to be completely inert according to BATF guidelines.

Officially called Italian Bomba a Mano Mod. 35 these are a series of high explosive hand grenades used by the Italian Army during World War II. There were three main variation which were apparently developed more or less simultaneously and all have same numerical designation; Mod.35. They are offensive types of thin sheet metal construction (mostly aluminum) with Allways impact fuzes. Painted a vivid red and having a notorious reputation of being dangerous when found in an unexploded condition they were nicknamed "Red Devils" by the British during the 1941-42 desert campaigns.

These grenades are commonly identified by the manufacturer's company logo stamped on the grenade. The SRCM is embossed with SOCIETA ROMANA. The SCRM has an interesting internal safety feature that set it apart from the OTO and Breda designs.
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