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Hand grenade parade-mills bomb baseplugs and bits

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:41 am
by Lowland
Hi
Here’s s picture of the mills bomb bits and bobs
That are everywhere-who knows how many in total?
They are all-
Mk1 36m
4 or 5 different manufacturers .
Will post up close ups when/if :D I can put a name to the makers.
Some of the exploded fragments are pretty bloody nasty looking for sure.
Down the road from the site must have sounded like the front was just about over the hedge.
The other pieces at the top look mortar related -a couple have numbers on
Will post up if anyone recognised them.
Cheers for looking
::g
Rory

Re: Hand grenade parade-mills bomb baseplugs and bits

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:51 am
by MilitaryMetalMagnut
Great assortment! ::g

The tail fins at the top are from No.68 rifle grenades. (Really cool).
Here's a link for manny of the mills grnade makers.
http://www.millsgrenades.co.uk/no_36_mk ... plugs2.htm

Regards,

Simon

Re: Hand grenade parade-mills bomb baseplugs and bits

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:00 am
by Easylife
Well they do tell a tale of either training or action? I have strangely only found one distorted filler cap from a Mill's grenade on my permission and no other parts - where you have found mainly base plugs? Still you made some great finds and had a great day. Always expect the unexpected. ::g

Re: Hand grenade parade-mills bomb baseplugs and bits

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:05 am
by Lowland
Easylife wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:00 am
Well they do tell a tale of either training or action? I have strangely only found one distorted filler cap from a Mill's grenade on my permission and no other parts - where you have found mainly base plugs? Still you made some great finds and had a great day. Always expect the unexpected. ::g
Hi easylife-to be honest I was kinda shooting for the ‘round’ sounding signals after the first few!
There is going to be hundreds of them on this field ::g
Definately training-they are mainly within throwing distance of a natural gorge in the landscape
Good for chucking and ducking.
::g

Re: Hand grenade parade-mills bomb baseplugs and bits

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:08 am
by Lowland
MilitaryMetalMagnut wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:51 am
Great assortment! ::g

The tail fins at the top are from No.68 rifle grenades. (Really cool).
Here's a link for manny of the mills grnade makers.
http://www.millsgrenades.co.uk/no_36_mk ... plugs2.htm

Regards,

Simon
Thanks Simon-that’s the link to have ::g
And they don’t come much better than rifle grenades!
Strange thing today-not a single military button or badge to be seen.
I’m dreading finding the hill with all the spent casings on :-O
Cheers
Rory

Re: Hand grenade parade-mills bomb baseplugs and bits

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:18 am
by fred
Well done. ::g Much as I love finding grenade bases and bits there does come a time when you have to say 'no more' and move on for the sake of your remaining sanity. Off course the odd goody amongst them does help to maintain interest. :D

Re: Hand grenade parade-mills bomb baseplugs and bits

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:37 pm
by liamnolan
MilitaryMetalMagnut wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:51 am
Great assortment! ::g

The tail fins at the top are from No.68 rifle grenades. (Really cool).
Here's a link for manny of the mills grnade makers.
http://www.millsgrenades.co.uk/no_36_mk ... plugs2.htm

Regards,

Simon
Thanks Simon, I was replying to another topic viewtopic.php?f=120&t=108754 and saw the link to your own. I now know what all my base plugs are! I initially thought that they may be agricultural in origin, machinery bits etc, the old farmer did not recognise them and now the mystery is solved!
I looked up the link on the base plugs and none seem to exactly match mine which have the following markings - No 36 M Mk1 G&ML 40
I also found one yellow finned section with T 111 on it.
Thanks for sharing, Liam ::g

Re: Hand grenade parade-mills bomb baseplugs and bits

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:37 pm
by clint
Great! I find lots of those round Mills thingies on one field...but not that many!!

Re: Hand grenade parade-mills bomb baseplugs and bits

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:04 am
by MilitaryMetalMagnut
liamnolan wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:37 pm
MilitaryMetalMagnut wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:51 am
Great assortment! ::g

The tail fins at the top are from No.68 rifle grenades. (Really cool).
Here's a link for manny of the mills grnade makers.
http://www.millsgrenades.co.uk/no_36_mk ... plugs2.htm

Regards,

Simon
Thanks Simon, I was replying to another topic viewtopic.php?f=120&t=108754 and saw the link to your own. I now know what all my base plugs are! I initially thought that they may be agricultural in origin, machinery bits etc, the old farmer did not recognise them and now the mystery is solved!
I looked up the link on the base plugs and none seem to exactly match mine which have the following markings - No 36 M Mk1 G&ML 40
I also found one yellow finned section with T 111 on it.
Thanks for sharing, Liam ::g
Hi Liam,

No problem!
That link I posted only had listed half of the Mills grenade makers. This has the other half (Why they couldn't put tabs at the top of the website, I don't know!) http://www.millsgrenades.co.uk/no36mmk1baseplugs1.htm
Putting in http://www.millsgrenades.co.uk will show all of the other makers of the No.5 and No.23 Mills grenades, as well as the No.36.

Your G&ML base plug was made by Glover & Mail Ltd., and dated 1940. ::g

Best regards,

Simon