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

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Original Item: Only One Available. Just purchased from a private collection! Offered in excellent condition with original paint, internal components, and even the original pull tab! We've never had an example in this fine condition before. It has been deactivated to be completely inert according to BATF guidelines.

Officially called Italian Bomba a Mano Mod. 35, these were 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.

This example is simply wonderful, with loads of the original paint present, and minimal denting. It has the original spoon, the original rubber pull tab, small safety chain, and makes a simply lovely display piece. The bottom unscrews, allowing the internal structure to be viewed and inspected.

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