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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 the body.

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.


This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII US collectibles. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII US collectible worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the collectibles is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of US militaria in the collector's market is illustrated.

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  1. Identifying fakes and reproductions
  2. Stamps and manufacturing markings
  3. Construction materials
  4. Pins, hinges and other
  5. Perspective view
  6. Purchasing WWII collectibles

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 reproduced. 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 the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other WWII US military collectibles, you can do so by going to our WWII US Military Collectibles Price Guide. Where we cover items from the Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.


The value for WWII US field gear and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $125.00 to $250.00 $125.00 to $250.00 $125.00 to $250.00 $125.00 to $250.00 $
Availability Rare Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade A A A A

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