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Posted: 5/16/2013 2:48:41 PM EDT
Ok, Johnny Reno, you owe me some cash!  :)

After your now archived post about the V-40 Mini grenade I went on an Internet scavenger hunt, and managed to find a pretty nice replica!

Crazy how small this grenade is in your hand!













Cheers!


Onyx
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 2:50:21 PM EDT
Cool..................where did you get it?
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 2:50:35 PM EDT
Awww.... It's CUTE!  
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 2:53:58 PM EDT
Striker? Fuse?
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 2:55:37 PM EDT
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Striker? Fuse?


Nope, replica, so just looks good from the outside.  However I have a lathe and mill, if I can find some good pics of the striker I will try and add one, as that's the only bit that really looks different from the real deal with just a visual inspection.  Plus the spoon won't pop without it.  :)

Onyx
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 2:56:50 PM EDT
looks like a nice one.  airsoft peeps are cranking out some nice replicas these days
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 2:57:07 PM EDT



I accept full responsibility for your coolness.



Nice.  I like it.  Send me one.


Link Posted: 5/16/2013 2:57:34 PM EDT
That's a nice one, metal even not cast resin.  I miss my original, 6-68 mfg, paid $90 for it ten years ago.
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 2:59:22 PM EDT
My money says this thread ends with a bang...
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 3:03:19 PM EDT
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That's a nice one, metal even not cast resin.  I miss my original, 6-68 mfg, paid $90 for it ten years ago.


That would be worth upwards of $350 about now.  :(


Onyx
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:14:45 PM EDT
I remember seeing those in a Janes back in the 90s. Was their primary use for MOUT?
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:20:38 PM EDT
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I remember seeing those in a Janes back in the 90s. Was their primary use for MOUT?




I first heard of them when I was reading Black Hawk Down.  One of the Rangers related how one of the Delta guys smoked a bad guy in a room with one of these mini-grenades.

Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:26:40 PM EDT
The Dutch Army Soldier's  Union fought to have work rules put into their contract  limiting the size and weight of grenades their membership can bordered to throw.
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:28:40 PM EDT
We used them in Central America.  If you want to IM me with a link, I would love to have a reproduction.
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:30:26 PM EDT
Ain't that some shit.....



OP listens to J_R and ends up with a cool item, I listen to J_R and get canned barf for dinner.....
OP, where did you buy the grenade?
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:31:55 PM EDT
That's pretty cool.  Until Reno's thread I had no idea such a thing existsed.
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:32:09 PM EDT
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Ain't that some shit.....

OP listens to J_R and ends up with a cool item, I listen to J_R and get canned barf for dinner.....




Not everything that comes out of an oyster is a pearl.

Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:32:43 PM EDT
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We used them in Central America.  If you want to IM me with a link, I would love to have a reproduction.



Who were you with and what did you use them for?

Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:34:16 PM EDT
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We used them in Central America.  If you want to IM me with a link, I would love to have a reproduction.



Who were you with and what did you use them for?



I was assigned to an El Salvador Airborne BN.  We used them for booby traps and for confined spaces.

Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:35:29 PM EDT
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We used them in Central America.  If you want to IM me with a link, I would love to have a reproduction.



Who were you with and what did you use them for?



Judging from some of his older responses, I'd say Miami Vice.
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:39:31 PM EDT
Meh, the bottom is too smooth,  . The originals, you can feel small ripples in the thin sheetmetal used for the stampings, around where the Lot # is stenciled on.    I'd buy one or two, just for reference purposes.
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:55:44 PM EDT
Used to sell a lot of these S&W Mighty Midget tear gas and smoke grenades decades ago in the cop shops, during the riots.





It's too bad a military grenade this small and light can't have the full blast and shrapnel effect.











They could be manually ignited by banging the plunger hard enough to sever the copper safety wire and throwing them, like the WW2 Japanese grenades that they pulled the safety pin on and banged against their helmets to fire the primer.





They were almost always fired from shotguns and bull barrel revolvers using launching cartridges.





The one is this launcher is backwards - the firing plunger went in first so that the muzzle blast would jam it forward, sever the copper safety wire, and ignite the time fuse.  That heavy duty cotter pin "safety wire" would result in a 100% guaranteed dud.

















There were 12 ga. launching cartridges for the light Mighty Midgets or the much heavier canister grenades fired from a clamp on cup launcher.  They were not the same cartridge.






















 
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 4:59:13 PM EDT

Link Posted: 5/16/2013 5:05:24 PM EDT
Sweet
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 5:09:55 PM EDT


Nice,
Link Posted: 5/16/2013 6:56:46 PM EDT
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Meh, the bottom is too smooth,  . The originals, you can feel small ripples in the thin sheetmetal used for the stampings, around where the Lot # is stenciled on.    I'd buy one or two, just for reference purposes.


It's a replica, and well done for what it is.  Wish I could find a real (dewat) one, but I know that would cost $$$$

Onyx
Link Posted: 5/17/2013 5:22:57 AM EDT

Nice replica, source on who makes them?

Link Posted: 5/17/2013 5:29:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/17/2013 5:31:38 AM EDT
Tag for link
Link Posted: 5/17/2013 5:40:32 AM EDT
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Tag for link



$35, if you can;t find it, your search foo is weak.

I just may have to get that one that is a cigarette lighter.
Link Posted: 5/17/2013 7:57:09 AM EDT
Nice Item the Neighbours love it
Link Posted: 5/17/2013 7:59:16 AM EDT
Been looking for some detailed pics of the original fuse and striker mechanism.  If I can find something good I will try and replicate it on the V40.  That's about the only thing left that doesn't look right.  :)


Onyx
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