WWII US Army Pineapple Grenades -
One of the most recognizable grenades in the world is the Pineapple grenade. The
design dates back to WWI and it was used all through WWII. The term "Pineapple"
comes from the shape of the body. With several stubby pieces protruding from
Being able to distinguish items produced in WWI and those created during WWIi
requires alot of attention to detail. Most of the grenades were destroyed.
A few survived when the Army deactivated them by drilling a hole in the bottom.
The granade was carried by soldiers in fifferent ways. Some people strap them to the
rings in the load bearing suspenders. The Army designed a
3-pocket carrying pouch , which
had three separate pouches for carrying the weapon.
This page featured a set of 3 different WWII grenades.
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This is the body of a WWII grenade. No fuze provided. The body was painted
blue at one time, which indicates it was created as a training device.
The body of the grenade has a light green paint coat. Complete with the fuze.
With a spoon which hooks to the fuze from underneath. This technique was used
in the older grenades. Note that the stubs in the body have a more rounded shape.
The letters "REX" are stamped. The number "3" is also stamped on the other side
of the body.
This WWII US military collectible may be currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
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