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m36 grenade mills boms bits

Post by toom » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:01 am

Found on side of hill id on nox at 23 looks like bronze and is about 3-4 mm thick i first thought it was like a holder for bullets but its a bit to heavy duty for this hope someone can help thanks
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Re: Help on ID for this

Post by thefiggis » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:08 am

Shrapnel. Not well up enough on munitions to say what from though. Someone will be ::g
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Re: Help on ID for this

Post by toom » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:16 am

possible but the large part on left looks like a hinge part thanks for reply

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Re: Help on ID for this

Post by thefiggis » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:55 am

Not a hinge. If you have a stroll through the Ordnance forum you'll find similar finds, such as on this thread ::g
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Re: Help on ID for this

Post by littleboot » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:05 pm

Yep, shrapnel. Any other ordnance turned up on that hill?
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Re: Help on ID for this

Post by toom » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:09 pm

Nothing else just 303 casings from deer hunter

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Re: Help on ID for this

Post by toom » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:11 pm

thanks all for the replys ::g

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Re: ID mills boms bits

Post by Lowland » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:01 pm

Hi toom-defo mills bomb bits-the base plug should be up there somewhere
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Re: ID mills boms bits

Post by fred » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:10 pm

Lowland wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Hi toom-defo mills bomb bits-the base plug should be up there somewhere
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Yep, Mills grenade part.

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Re: ID mills boms bits

Post by liamnolan » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:24 pm

I have TONS of this stuff on one field, too much to detect over. If shrapnel, then HOW? From where? Anti-aircraft shells? My field is where at least two WW2 bombers crashed through the end of a runway and disintegrated, perhaps riddled with shrapnel? Liam :-/
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Re: ID mills boms bits

Post by Machinist » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:25 pm

Toom, the parts in your photos are from the center tube of the mills bomb that holds the spring loaded striker. When it explodes the the tube is compressed onto the spring and you get that crinkled effect.

Section through the grenade should make it clear http://www.millsgrenades.co.uk/images/W ... ection.jpg

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Re: ID mills boms bits

Post by toom » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:48 pm

thanks again for detailed info try and look for the rest ::g

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Re: ID mills boms bits

Post by RRPG » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:38 am

As has been identified, this is the remains of the central column from a No. 36M grenade. The column holds the striker, spring and detonator. When the grenade explodes, it firstly compresses the column against the spring, hence making the grooves, before the (a few milliseconds later) grenade itself blows apart.
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Re: m36 grenade mills boms bits

Post by liamnolan » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:36 pm

I finally remembered the farmer mentioning that they used to practice lobbing grenades from behind a concrete structure on one of the fields that I now detect, so thats the mystery solved, hope they all managed to explode! Liam :;@
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Re: m36 grenade mills boms bits

Post by RRPG » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:54 pm

Roughly 5% didn't.....and they may have used concrete filled practice ones.....so chances are you will find a complete one! Go easy.....
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Re: m36 grenade mills boms bits

Post by Wansdyke44 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:48 am

RRPG wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:54 pm
Roughly 5% didn't.....and they may have used concrete filled practice ones.....so chances are you will find a complete one! Go easy.....
And they don't get any more friendly having then been ploughed up and down over the decades either.

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