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Posted: 3/13/2006 10:32:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2006 10:36:38 PM EDT by AROKIE]
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WW II Japenese type91 mortar grenade

Link Posted: 3/13/2006 10:33:31 PM EDT
Those "knee Mortar" type grenades?
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 10:35:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
Those "knee Mortar" type grenades?



yes just like this set up


Link Posted: 3/13/2006 10:36:47 PM EDT
Better to find grand dads gernade than his porn pictures of gramma .
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 10:37:24 PM EDT
I think it's a type 91 grenade, fired out of a type 50 "knee mortar".

If memeory serves, those were made using picric acid(sp) based explosive. They were unstable the day they were made, and get worse over time.
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 10:37:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
Those "knee Mortar" type grenades?



Standard hang grenade modified with tail kit to be fired from a "knee" mortar. I went on an incident in central Florida about 15 years ago where we found 2 live Type 97 hand grenades ( Looks like the top part of the type 50).
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 10:44:48 PM EDT
here is a news video link to the incident, has close up video ofthe grenade, also listen to the report say "its the type of grenade that can be tossed or attached to the end of a missle" lol what a moron!!

click video link on topof news article
Link Posted: 3/13/2006 11:00:32 PM EDT
Now that a lot of WWII and Korean War vets are passing on, their kids and grandkids are opening up attics and old foot lockers and finding all sorts of "unusual" trophies.

The AFT is is quite used to people turning in dad's or granddad's automatic weapons, and occasionally US or foreign explosive ordnance.

Some of them have been frightened by Internet stories about the AFT kicking in their doors if they try to turn the stuff in, so some of this still-deadly ordnance is getting dumped in the dark of night, with potentially deadly results.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:50:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dfariswheel:
Now that a lot of WWII and Korean War vets are passing on, their kids and grandkids are opening up attics and old foot lockers and finding all sorts of "unusual" trophies.

The AFT is is quite used to people turning in dad's or granddad's automatic weapons, and occasionally US or foreign explosive ordnance.

Some of them have been frightened by Internet stories about the AFT kicking in their doors if they try to turn the stuff in, so some of this still-deadly ordnance is getting dumped in the dark of night, with potentially deadly results.



lol maybe i need to through my grandfathers attic!! or not..........
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:32:18 PM EDT
didnt find anything...........
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 6:54:49 PM EDT
once again i must reply with "how come i never find anything cool?"
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 7:07:51 PM EDT
My Grandfathers service 1911 is still missing (1996). It was there the day after he died and gone with the dispersments were to start.

We suspect my uncle went and sold it. But it is reported stolen so if it pops up someday we will be notified.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 7:11:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Synister1:
My Grandfathers service 1911 is still missing (1996). It was there the day after he died and gone with the dispersments were to start.

We suspect my uncle went and sold it. But it is reported stolen so if it pops up someday we will be notified.



Okay thanks for sharing.............or not
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 7:27:39 PM EDT
Dang you guys are to soft
In 1965 we found a several of these in a foot locker one of my uncles sent back from the jap. ocupied areas.
we took them out screwed the fuses out put a blasting cap in and took out a few stumps.
Yeah it caused more fires and had a little more bang then what granddad brought home from the mines. But it beat screwing up the tractor.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 7:45:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:

Originally Posted By Synister1:
My Grandfathers service 1911 is still missing (1996). It was there the day after he died and gone with the dispersments were to start.

We suspect my uncle went and sold it. But it is reported stolen so if it pops up someday we will be notified.



Okay thanks for sharing.............or not




why not? i dont understand what difference it makes, it sucks to have a firearm stolen.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 7:55:39 PM EDT
No way in hell could you pay me enough to expend that grenade.

I wouldn't pull the pin on that grenade for $10,000!!!!

Looks like some homemade POS..omg, scares me to even think about doing it
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 8:19:59 PM EDT
We did not pull the pins, we took the fuse out incerted a cap and blew them.
I grew up with explosives, you work right or you die.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:08:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By snarfbatt:
We did not pull the pins, we took the fuse out incerted a cap and blew them.
I grew up with explosives, you work right or you die.



Lucky you didn't scatter your shit all over the countryside.

Some of the old Jappanese unexploded ordnance, including grenades, used picric acid as a main charge. It was cheap and easy to produce, but proved to be unsafe for the user because picric acid could form shock sensitive salts where it contacted metal...like in fuze wells. A number of people have been killed over the years messing around with Jap stuff and I learned to have a healthy respect for it as an EOD tech.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:11:39 PM EDT
LOL, I thought the title of this thread was "Grenade found in Sherman Tank", I clicked expecting to find a story about armor museum curators or something finding some unexploded ordnance in a Sherman...
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 9:18:23 PM EDT

Sherman Police took pictures of it and sent them off to Fort Sill, Oklahoma for analysis. Weapons experts there confirmed it as a live Japanese neo-mortar round, which is a basic military grenade dating back to before 1945.


Fucking Media.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:25:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By distributor_of_pain:
No way in hell could you pay me enough to expend that grenade.

I wouldn't pull the pin on that grenade for $10,000!!!!

Looks like some homemade POS..omg, scares me to even think about doing it


Pansy, I would pop it off.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:28:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:45:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By g3shooter:

Originally Posted By distributor_of_pain:
No way in hell could you pay me enough to expend that grenade.

I wouldn't pull the pin on that grenade for $10,000!!!!

Looks like some homemade POS..omg, scares me to even think about doing it


Pansy, I would pop it off.



g3, want me to hold your beer?
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 4:46:52 AM EDT
When I was a young Military Policeman at Ft. McNair, DC (1984), we had a little old lady come in the the Provost Marshal's Office one day and say: "My husband recently passed away. He had all these guns in the house. Would you like to have them?" Of course we would. Everyone present that day got a gun. I ended up with a 1896 Krag carbine. It actually is a NRA (what would now be CMP) cut down Krag rifle modified by the Army. I have the 1968 DC paperwork grandfathering it into the District when they followed the 1968 GCA outlawing firearms. My roomate and I tossed a coin between the Krag and a brand new 1903A3, He ended up with the '03, both were purchased through the military at Ft. Sill in 1934. Others in the colection included a S&W M1917, a General Officer's Colt M1903 .380 and 1911 not a 1911A1 (both were Army issued weapons when the old man earned stars. The M1903 went to the 1st Sergeant and the 1911 went to the PM.), a couple .22 Gallery guns and a Colt Police Positive. I still have the Krag. It is one of the jewels of my collection and a hoot to shoot.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:56:16 AM EDT
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