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    Chatco Mills Bomb

    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:23 pm

    I recently received my first Mills Bomb from one of our members...thanks Mike 2 thumbs up ...and I couldn't be happier with it. I've handled them before but I'm still amazed at the sheer weight of them. It is 1943 dated, has great patina, and remnants of the original painted markings.

    I also like how these intimidate the lesser informed...I explain that it is deactivated yet they run like hell when the pin is pulled. It was good for a chuckle Very Happy







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    Re: Chatco Mills Bomb

    Post by Infanteer on Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:21 pm

    Ahhh man.... I've been looking for a Chatco No36... you're lucky. That's a nice example. Is there a marking on the body of the grenade? I have some No36's marked "M" for Montreal Munitions, "FW" for Frost and Woods, and "G" for Galt but have yet been able to find a Chatco marked example. I am assuming that the body will be marked with a "C".

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    Re: Chatco Mills Bomb

    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:41 pm

    Where are they marked on the body? I haven't had time to look at it in detail yet.


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    Re: Chatco Mills Bomb

    Post by Infanteer on Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:12 pm

    The opposite side of the safety lever below the filler screw.

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    Re: Chatco Mills Bomb

    Post by mk1rceme on Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:55 pm

    Yep, I see it now...marked with a C. It is stamped under the green band below the filler screw. Thanks man!


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    Re: Chatco Mills Bomb

    Post by Infanteer on Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:06 am

    That's it.... that's the one maker that eludes me. Eventually I'll find one.

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