Original U.S. Vietnam War Era Mk 1 Mod 2 Illumination Hand Grenade - Inert

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Totally inert and demilitarized according to BATF guidelines with hollow body and inert fuse. This grenade cannot be converted to an explosive devise and is not available for export.

This is a very nice inert example of a U.S. Vietnam War Era Mk1 Mod 2 Illumination Hand Grenade. This design was first made and used by the U.S. during WWII, and continued to be used up through the Vietnam war and afterwards.

The body is made of two sheet metal cups with magnesium illuminating compound loaded in the lower half. When ignited by the fuze, the grenade halves separate due to the combustion pressure. The grenade burns for 25 seconds producing 55,000 candle power. A typical use for the Mk.I was in conjunction with a trip wire in a defensive perimeter, as well as other battlefield illumination and signaling purposes.

This example is quite nice, with a lovely OD Green paint job, and comes with the deactivated fuze and spoon. There are holes punched in the bottom of the grenade, which were used to help deactivate the grenade. Ready to display!

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