Grenade, Antipersonnel

Production date
Circa 1917
A German Mle.1917Na model egg grenade with a friction fuse. A segmented grip ring runs round the centre of the grenade but the rest of the surface is smooth. The grenade has been painted black and the original loop from the fuse is missing and the explosives have been removed. " L D " is stamped on the base.
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Production date
Circa 1917
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This World War I era egg grenade was typical of a type introduced by Germany in 1917. These grenades were lightweight and portable and fitted with a segmented grip ring round the centre. They provided a long range alternative to other larger grenades.
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