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This is a very rare find from the battlefield a improvised pipe bomb not sure which side made it could be British or German. The bomb which is a complete outer case with no insides at all and it is empty and inert. This is a nice example of a troop made hand grenade you can see the screw thread inside where the top screwed on it has cleaned up very well it is rusty but with no real damage or holes the grenade is 6 inches long and 1 inch wide it is perfect for display or any collection and not the easiest of finds from the battlefield these days now and to prove how rare i have never had one before from a World War 1 battlefield. The grenade was recovered in the area that was Guillemont Station on the July-August 1916 battlefield on the famous Somme battlefield of 1916.Below picture is the shattered remains of Guillemont Station in 1916 after the battle.
Guillemont station after the battle in 1916