Hand grenades

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Hand grenades

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Dec 2019 13:05

Hi all,

Can somebody identify these Austro-Hungarian hand grenades ?

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Re: Hand grenades

Post by Hisname » 06 Dec 2019 13:57

Austro-Hungarian WWI Rohrhandgranate Inert Stick Hand Grenade M1917
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Post by Hisname » 06 Dec 2019 14:00

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Re: Hand grenades

Post by Sturm78 » 06 Dec 2019 14:22

Thank you very much for your answer and images, Hisname... :)

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Re: Hand grenades

Post by Poot » 06 Dec 2019 18:01

Odd that the soldier in the background has TWO bayonets, unless one is a fighting knife.
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Post by peeved » 06 Dec 2019 18:19

One looks like a knife; No catch stud and apparently no metal pommel.

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Post by Hisname » 07 Dec 2019 12:57

Austrian Sturmmesser M1917
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Post by Hisname » 07 Dec 2019 12:58

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Re: Hand grenades

Post by Poot » 07 Dec 2019 22:27

The part that appears to be a frog stud is what confused me. Thank you for posting the excellent photos! Sorry if I've derailed the discussion somewhat.
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Re: Hand grenades

Post by Hisname » 08 Dec 2019 08:55

On the contrary, your question is very interesting. The Austrian trench knife on a frog (suspension) is very rare.
For this reason, remembering and talking about it is very entertaining. As well as the fact that trench knives were very often worn with bayonets.
On the belt, next to each other. This was common, not only in the Austro-Hungarian army, but also in other armies of the world.
For example, in the German army.

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Re: Hand grenades

Post by Sturm78 » 22 May 2020 15:44

Hi all

Gr.39 ?? :?

I only knew the M24 and M43 models...

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 22 May 2020 18:03

Oh yes Sturm78. They had many types of handgrenades and not all on a stick. Try a search for M15, M16, M17 models.
The M24 and M43 you know. The 39 shown with the white lines and “...gr. 39” (Nb. Hgr. 39 = nebelhandgranate) are smoke grenades. Besides these there was also the egg shaped M39 - eihandgranate. I have seen various other models in german use, but unfortunately I have no info on these yet. The M24 also came as a training version with large holes in the top metal part.

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Re: Hand grenades

Post by Sturm78 » 30 May 2020 09:32

Thanks for your help, Waleed

I know that the Germans had more models of grenades. I meant that I had never seen a stick grenade labelled as Gr.39

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Re: Hand grenades

Post by Sturm78 » 30 May 2020 09:35

Hi all,

Here, another image from the web. I don`t remember the exact source.
A Chinese soldier with stick hand grenades. I suppose that a chinese copy of the German Stielhandgranate M24

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Re: Hand grenades

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 30 May 2020 10:14

Most likely the chinese m24 copy and a propaganda picture as the bottom cap is still on the stick.

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