Original U.S. WWII Inert MkII Pineapple Grenade with Yellow Ring and M10A2 Fuze

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 device and is not available for export.

The Mk II was standardized in 1920 replacing the Mk I of 1917. It was phased out gradually, the U.S. Navy being the last users, and on 2 April 1945 the Mk II and Mk IIA1 were re-designated the Mk 2 and Mk 2A1.

The Mk II was commonly known as a “pineapple grenade”, because of its shape and structure. Grooves were cast into the cast iron shell, which was believed at the time to aid in fragmentation and had the side benefit of aiding in gripping the grenade: this provision gave it the appearance of a pineapple fruit. The Mk II was identified with an all yellow body prior to 1943. They were then painted olive drab for camouflage purposes with a narrow yellow band below the fuse.

This example is in very good condition, with a solid bottom body, which is marked on the side with the maker mark “C”. A great amount of original paint is still present on the body and even still has the HE yellow ring paint at the top still. It comes with the correct type fuse with a WWII type spoon, however the markings on the top of the spoon are barely visible. We can just make out that it is a FUZE M10A2. The fuse still has the correct pin.

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