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This is a complete Russian blockade hand grenade which is a converted mortar shell to be used as makeshift grenade by the Russian Army this one properly made in Leningrad its self the grenade which is a complete case which is completely empty and inert this is the bakerite plug at one end steel case at the other. The grenade steel case with no bake rite plug at one end which still retains some original colour and a lot of original black paintwork the case is a bit pitted with no rust holes it still has some dirt and muck attached it is in very nice condition and is very solid not braking up or falling apart and a cracking condition relic that has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The grenade was recovered near the town of Pushkin from the siege of Leningrad battlefield of 1943-1944.This area was defended by the Russian 42nd rifle corps part of the 14th Army in fighting against the German L army corps.The grenade comes with A5 laminated information card with picture.
Russian WW2 "Blockade" Hand Grenade, in other words, 5cm mortar shell which had tail removed and was threaded to take an F-1 type grenade fuze. These are reffered to as Blocade grenades as many of them were manufactured during the siege of Leningrad. In fact these are economy grenades that initially Russo-Finish war in Finland.