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Posted: 10/4/2004 7:35:54 AM EST
Is it legal for the average schmuck to possess M18 smoke grenades? If so, anyone know where you can purchase them?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:36:34 AM EST
Not sure about legality, but I do see them time to time on gunbroker.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:39:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By KClapp:
Is it legal for the average schmuck to possess M18 smoke grenades? If so, anyone know where you can purchase them?



Check state laws, It's legal here but maybe not by you. Hell it's legal for us to have CS(or was it CN) ones to IIRC.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:02:45 AM EST
I saw 2 on gunbroker. Don't know the seller, but the price is kind of high anyways. Only saw inerts on ebay...
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:05:41 AM EST
$40 for a smoke grenade? Yikes!
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:08:55 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
$40 for a smoke grenade? Yikes!



There are even some asking for $70. That's fancy boy smoke grenades...
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:11:07 AM EST
I roll my own. Buy the components at Skylighter.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:13:11 AM EST
I don't think that the smoke itself is a problem, but the pinned fuze inside it may be a classified item
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:01:58 AM EST
They're not illegal here in AZ, but if you get arrested for one reason or another, you're neighbors will know you had "Possible illegal assault weapons and GRENADES!"

It won't matter if they are smoke..The media will make it sound like they were frag's just like they did in Waco with the WWII pineapple grenade bodies the BD's had....
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 9:17:21 AM EST
smoke grenades and flare guns are commonly used by boaters for distress signals, so if they are legal for boaters they should be legal for any citizen.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 11:45:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By KClapp:
Is it legal for the average schmuck to possess M18 smoke grenades? If so, anyone know where you can purchase them?



Why isn't your IM working?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 5:16:57 PM EST
Years ago there was an influx of East German smoke grenades. Most dealers at gun shows had them for $12-$14, but I found one that had them for $7 each. I sold a bunch off to a friend a couple years back.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:10:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By Moondog:
Years ago there was an influx of East German smoke grenades. Most dealers at gun shows had them for $12-$14, but I found one that had them for $7 each. I sold a bunch off to a friend a couple years back.


where the east german smokes any good?

in other words...more fun than a cheap smoke bomb from the fireworks store?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:16:36 PM EST
Always wanted a couple real M18s for no good reason.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:35:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:51:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:

Originally Posted By KClapp:
Is it legal for the average schmuck to possess M18 smoke grenades? If so, anyone know where you can purchase them?



Why isn't your IM working?



Sorry, I had it turned off. It's on now.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:12:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 10:13:15 AM EST by cjl32]
If you just need the smoke for some reason and not an actually smoke grenade, another option could be industrial type non-explosive smoke generating devices used to test boilers, pressure vessels, sewer lines, etc. after repairs to make sure everthing is tight. I know some of these are made by Cherne Industries Inc. out of Minneapolis, MN at 1800-the-plug. I'm in no way affialiated with this company, we just use their three minute smoke devices occasionaly at work. I don't know how they get the three minute rating listed on the device as it burns and smokes for a hell of a lot longer than three minutes. Lots of smoke from a 1 1/4"dai. x 5" long smoke bomb.

I think our cost is something like $3-$5 for the smoke device I described.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:28:14 AM EST
Question:

1. If you bought an M18 smoke

2. Registered it as a destructive device

3. Paid the $200 tax

4. Took out the fuze and removed the smoke chemicals

5. Replaced them with black powder


What would happen?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:29:33 AM EST
They might be illegal in states that don't allow fireworks.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:54:24 AM EST
They used to sell them in US Calvary magazine for $40 like 10-12 years ago
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