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British early Ball Hand Grenade - Crimea period
An extremely scarce early British ball hand grenade, cast iron ball body, originally filled with black powder it was ignited with a 'bickford' type burning fuse through the centre of a wood bung, still retained. An example is illustrated in the introduction to Rick Landers book ' GRENADE' and one is displayed at the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham. An extremely scarce collector’s grenade and the starting point for the British grenade collection.
     £255.00
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