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  2. Here are the types of fuses used with the Kugel grenades: - bronze traction igniter model 1913 with 5 seconds delay - zinc alloy traction igniter model 1915 with 8 seconds delay - embossed steel plate traction igniter model 1917 with 5 seconds delay - zinc alloy percussion igniter model 1916 with 5 seconds delay
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  4. I've got 2 1913 Kugel Grenades with different fragmentation 'patterns'. I'll post photos. Whats the correct fuse for the 1915? (I have 2) Is it the 'wire type? See photo (it is a replica).Excuse my poor terminology and enlighten me please.
  5. Nice complete example. Don't see them very often with the handle and pull ring etc. Just the tube capped at both ends.
  6. Great piece of ordinance. I dont collect shells etc but I would like a 50 kg plus bomb. There's a bomb off a Stuka on sale over here. £2500 though
  7. Nice condition especially the inscription.First time I've heard the translation so nice one. Nice use of an O Ring to sit it on. I had considered that idea for my spherical grenades. Is it yours or is it still on the wishlist? There's one been on sale for ages at a dealers over here but they command top money, £400 is the price but they tend to be around that price. When they do come on the market they get snapped up quickly.Apparently this grenade is often faked but I don't know how good they are. For me if I bought the real deal the inscription would need to be in good condition. On my wish
  8. So I'll start this off with Schwere Hand Grenades. Heavy iron often roughly cast grenades produced in many different sizes & styles. Most of these grenades have been salvaged from the Alps I'm lead to believe. My knowledge on them is very limited so feel free to firm up the detail or correct any errors. I just find their 'ugliness' appealing. Starting off with what I think is the oldest in my collection a 'medium' Schwere'. It weighs 10 ounces & would have contained gun powder. It has a delay friction fuse & a fuse protector. Note the uneven body casting & heavy fragmentat
  9. Here are a few images of blackout shields used on cars and motorcycles.
  10. x Air Force Museum, New Zealand In the Australian War Museum in Canberra (control column. and part of gyro compass) Fur overboots worn by Richthofen on his last flight. Australian War Museum, Canberra In private posession The piece belonged to Wilfrid Reid “Wop” May as he was the last person the famous Red Baron chased. It’s now part of the Royal Alberta Museum’s vast collection of Great War artefacts. Royal Alberta Museum, Canada Imperial War Museum, London
  11. Here is a WW1 era Turkish Grenade, the 1914 No. 2 model. It was a cast iron body with a brass fuse. It had a inscription on the side which translated to "type 2 infantry grenade". Additionally it had a notch on the grenade body to allow for a ring to used to attach to equipment. Like most other Central Powers nations, they relied on Germany to supply their needs, pretty much from 1915 onwards, the Turks were supplied with German made or captured arms and equipment. These No.2 grenades are an interesting and unique model. I have had one on my wish list for some time.
  12. I'm not surprised, they are very hard to come by. They do pop up every so often on UK vendor sites. Keep your eyes peeled!
  13. A studio photo of a Husar in full uniform, most likely from Husaren-Regiment Kaiser Franz Joseph von Österreich-Ungarn (Schleswig-Holsteinisches) Nr. 16, based in Schleswig. The uniform jacket and cape are light cornflower blue, noticeable in the photo. Studio is J. Vahlendiek in Schleswig, hardly legible in fine gold print, now very faded, as is the rest of the photo. A re-work using photoshop, contrast raised, now a little more disctinct. Many thanks to wpf.
  14. Bavarian Artillery (!) - certainly has the right colours. Volks - Trachten are also a form of uniform and very traditional in Bavaria, Austria and the other Alpine lands. This is a vintage piece for a junior, all fine light grey wool serge, better known as Loden, with the traditional dark green facings and piping in another colour, unlined, as usual, and with a deep central pleat to the rear (Kellerfalz) and green piped half belt fastened by a single button, similar as found on military greatcoats. The shoulders are also decorated with dark green wings in a reduced form, these shoulder Wülste
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    Very Scare, text book example with short 'M . Magnetic complete with backing plate and one prong remaining.

    £1,695

    - GB

  16. Magzine for MP 38 & 40, dated 1942 with maker's code kur, being Stey-Daimler-Puch, Warschau or Graz Waffenamt Wa815
  17. Hi, I found these in my stash. Not sure if they are from motorcycle or other vehicle?
  18. Here is an image off the internet showing the spherical Makedonia type grenades.
  19. As Bulgaria was part of the Central Powers during the Great War, it could draw on resources from its partner nations, such as Germany which provided weapons and field gear. Bulgaria also supplied the above mentioned grenades to Turkey. Bulgaria used the German stick type grenades, which can be seen in many photographs. Information on Bulgaria's munition productions is scarce as well as photos of ordnance. I did find that during the Balkan wars, there was a good abundance of grenades available to Bulgarian forces, however in 1915, only a few thousand grenades were available, which tends to supp
  20. Here is the second vest now complete. I acquired a set of 2 plates, the upper and abdomen plates, which were is rusted, dug up condition. After cleaning and sealing, I placed them inside layers of wool. Once the wool was applied, I began to work on the canvas sheath. First I cut out the basic pattern, then applied the wearer's straps. Afterwards I sew up 3 sides using a sewing machine, then insert the wool covered armor inside, then I apply glue to the exterior sides of the wool, so the sheath will cling tightly to it. Once dry, I hand sew up the remaining seam, which is time consuming. I also
  21. Here is the Makedonia grenade which was introduced in 1906, which was widely used in the Balkan Wars in 1912-1913. The grenade had a threaded opening for a brass or cast iron plug with knurled bands. Initially, the fuse was a match type which ran through the center of the plug, but was updated in 1911. After the Ordin grenade was introduced, the Makedonia grenades was also fitted with this fuse. The grenade was 72mm in diameter and weighed about 750 grams. Photo source: internet
  22. I know we have focused on Germany, France, England and the US as well as others for WW1 era Grenades, but I thought I would post some information about grenades made and used by the Bulgarians in the great war. One of these was called the Odrin Grenade, which was designed by Col. Simeon Dobrevski, which was an improvement on the older Makedonia model introduced in 1906.It was ball shaped, looking like a French ball grenade but with the fragmentation exterior of a Turkish grenade. It was put into service in 1915 and remained so until the wars end. The body was cast iron, and usually painted bl
  23. Hi, Thought I’d share my long coat with you all.
  24. The photo studio in Wandsbek, long closed is clearing out, times have changed. I was given these pictures yesterday. The poster at the top centre states - So flogen wir damals - und so fliegen wir heute - VARIG, 1927-1987, apparently a Brasilian Airline. The topic here is aviation. Wandsbek had an airfield from shortly before World War 1 till the mid 1930s. A zeppelin is also recorded as passing over Wandsbek, here the industry park with the cocoa and chocolate factory in the Neumann-Reichhardt-Straße, now run by Nestlé. One photo also shows Adolf Galland.
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