Jump to content

World War I Grenade identification !


Madis
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello,

I need Help a bit ! 
 

I've never seen a grenade like this before… Origin ? Manufacturer ?

 

Is anyone able to tell me a little about this grenade, it feels like it is from first World War. 

Markings: E&S 1915 

 

Thank you in advance ! :)

 

7ECDA0D9-325B-4F80-BC35-19A8CD119CDC.jpeg

D588259C-BFCD-4E7A-88C3-6AD519EA1753.jpeg

B9FBE134-9D8A-4CDB-8DBB-328DEC4BAE91.jpeg

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi, I cant be 100% but I think this might be a French F! fusante No/ !. However I am not to happy in the fact that this looks as if it still has the wick  in place and the base nut has not been removed, are you sure that this has been de activated , was this from a dealer and if so did he say that if was safe and was it from a good dealer

 

 

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks, these things bug me, I had to deal with a live Mills Grenade, that a guy found when me was out with his dog, and the fool handed in to our Police Station and I had to remove it to our wash down , The fuse had gone down and the handel was missing. We got EOD and were later told that the only thing that was stopplng the fuse was a bit of grit, and it was later blown up by EOD

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

36 minutes ago, Davejb said:

Thanks, these things bug me, I had to deal with a live Mills Grenade, that a guy found when me was out with his dog, and the fool handed in to our Police Station and I had to remove it to our wash down , The fuse had gone down and the handel was missing. We got EOD and were later told that the only thing that was stopplng the fuse was a bit of grit, and it was later blown up by EOD


No problem ! :)

 

 

Oh yeah… if no lever and safety pin then could be life threatening consequences…

…It feels like a thrown grenade, but it didn’t explode for some reason ..

 

I sadly find all kind of „live“ stuff quite often while metal detecting, and if I have enough time then I’ll call EOD out, if no then back on the ground where it was.

Best regards,

Madis

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Mills are actually pretty rare thing here in Eastern Europe 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Can't make out anything meaningful.

Early French F1 were wick ignited, however they had totally different

wick holder design (at least those i've seen). Never seen this.

However E & S is known British marking - Edison & Swan Ltd.

http://tgrm.foxed.ca/British Markings.html

Can you make close up pictures of that wick holder separately?

For "E & S" reference see first post here:

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/188323-ww1-grenades-both-british-and-enemy/page/24/

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not 100% but I think a lot of these were given to the French and they may have been re worked and the fuses replased and re named,

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, val said:

Can't make out anything meaningful.

Early French F1 were wick ignited, however they had totally different

wick holder design (at least those i've seen). Never seen this.

However E & S is known British marking - Edison & Swan Ltd.

http://tgrm.foxed.ca/British Markings.html

Can you make close up pictures of that wick holder separately?

For "E & S" reference see first post here:

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/188323-ww1-grenades-both-british-and-enemy/page/24/

Very interesting 🤔 French grenade, but English origin fuze.

 

Maybe some kind of military aid or something like that?

 

yes, I can take a photo

image.jpg

image.jpg

  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Register for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...