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Achtung Spitfire!

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  1. This landed today. Really chuffed with it. An excellent example of a hard to find piece of ordinance. Hopefully have a deac flash bang in the pipeline to finish it off nicely. Matching head and stick. Ubung training stamp Waffen stamped Correct spring loaded base cap.
  2. My replica $5 pin finally arrived from the States.Only took a month ! Bought 4 just in case. There's more Japanese types out there! Makes the grenade, definitely
  3. This is a real beast of a grenade & that's saying something because most Austro-Hungarian jobs are chunky.Weighing in at 1.3 kg. I know very little about it other than it being described as a 'Jam Pot' on account of its shape I imagine. A great addition to my Austro-Hungarian grenade collection now standing at 9 pieces. You can't beat a belt hook Manufacturers initials I reckon. It does have a safety cap but its beyond restoration. A pattern though for sure. Size comparison to the more common 'Heavy Schwere'
  4. You do have that Shinkle though that's a love bit of kit. You do have one major dealer in the States who always has European grenades for sale. Can't mention the name of course but you'll probably know who I'm talking about. Top dollar prices though.
  5. Absolutely. I hadn't even come across the M16 'Cigaro' until recently. Looks likely that I'll have x3 variants in the near future.Always looking, same as yourself. Those hard to come by pieces are a treat to find
  6. Of the 40 plus WW1 grenades in my collection Austro-Hungarians are the dominant number. Always coming across another type. I find them fascinating and such a collectble 'group' I have 2 more versions of the M16 coming my way (hopefully)
  7. Update and additional information. Having carried out further research I've established that there are at least 5 versions of the Austrian M16 Schnellwurfgrenate .However, currently I don't know the sequencial order of each particular model from a development, time line perspective. The version posted at the start of this thread is one of the rarer harder to find models which I'll describe as the 'long safety lever model' along with what I suspect is an even rarer version the 'Type 1' pictured above. Similar in appearance & pictured here is an example which I recently acquired & whi
  8. Kenny you're correct you can't buy old spec in the UK. I stand corrected. Outside the EU only.
  9. I'm by no means an expert on this subject but as a rule of thumb deacs sold in this country must conform to current EU specification and anything that strips cocks and dry fires can only be sold to countries not in the EU with the exception of the Channel Isles/IOW unless they are redeactivated to the current spec. There are exceptions to this rule which involve 'old spec' weapons that were deactivated in 1987 and before .These can currently be sold as they are in the UK. Despite leaving the EU the situation remains the same as prior to leaving. Whether the days of being able to buy weapons t
  10. That was a nice collection of German hardware Kenny Hopefully the deactivation laws will change positively now we're out the EU but I'm not holding my breath.
  11. Officially the longest single Treasure Bunker post . I take my lid off to you Kenny that's unprecedented attention to detail
  12. They came up as a trio and caught my eye so I grabbed them. They're tiny, considerably smaller that a Mk2 Pineapple I'll post a comparison photo. Cheaper in the States I think. Looking at Nambu Type 14 pistols to continue with the Japanese theme ..... maybe
  13. Just added these three nice examples of WW2 Japanese Hand Grenades: A Type 97 hand grenade (left) ,a type 97 ceramic practice grenade (centre) & a type 4 ceramic grenade (right). Incorrect pin on the type 97 but I have a relplica on order. Obviously the type 4 ceramic has a repro fuse assembly but the body has a nice manufacturers stamp on the base. All hard to come by in the UK so 3 nice finds and a nice trio of a collection The correct pin. Photo source Wikipedia.
  14. My latest bit of WW1 Russian kit courtesy of my Polish acquaintance. An M14 Grenade. Really chuffed with it
  15. Yeah its a nice complete piece Might have a Russian M14 coming my way and hopefully that Lantern.
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