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    Capt.Canuck
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    newly acquired Mills bomb

    Post by Capt.Canuck on Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:20 pm

    Hi guys,

    This was the Mills bomb I was telling you guys about last week. Came in on Friday, and as promised - here are the pics. :)

    Any comments and/or advice is appreciated. I'm here to learn.

    TIA.

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    Re: newly acquired Mills bomb

    Post by staples57 on Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:43 pm

    Nice Canadian made Mills!
    The casting is marked FW for Frost & Woods.
    The Safety Lever is marked M for Montreal Munitions.

    Cheers!

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    Re: newly acquired Mills bomb

    Post by pylon1357 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:45 am

    Ah, a very nice example to be sure. Congratts. I have only one in my collection, many thanks to Jholl for that. I would like to find a few others but the finding a complete example in good condition, and above all, a good price seems to be difficult.


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    Re: newly acquired Mills bomb

    Post by jholl72 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:41 pm

    Very nice example for sure! Cliff your looking in the wrong places, I have nine now and paid on average $25 each....lol...except for the pre mass production WWI Mills bomb I have....I paid "well" for it!
    They are certainly getting much harder to find.


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    No.36M Grenades

    Post by edstorey on Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:52 pm

    A couple of months back my WWII Veteran Uncle gave me two of them. They happily joined the others I have in my collection.


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    Re: newly acquired Mills bomb

    Post by pylon1357 on Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:07 pm

    jholl72 wrote:Very nice example for sure! Cliff your looking in the wrong places, I have nine now and paid on average $25 each....lol...except for the pre mass production WWI Mills bomb I have....I paid "well" for it!
    They are certainly getting much harder to find.

    Rub it in Jeff, LMAO I seem to find them at the $200.00 mark. Hence, me only having 1 lonely example in my collection.


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    Re: newly acquired Mills bomb

    Post by barriefield-brian on Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:50 pm


    These are my examples. The two cutaways are FW but the middle one is marked Chatco. Anyone know what this company is?

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    Re: newly acquired Mills bomb

    Post by pylon1357 on Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:38 pm

    CHATCO is Chatham Company, from Chatham Ontario. They made the M36 MkI. They marked their levers CHATCO and the body of the bomb with a "C".

    The above body mark has been mistaken for the Carron Company who marked their bodies "CC". The Carron Company was in Falkirk Scoland.

    All I can attribute the above information to is a fellow by the name of D. Lynn.


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    Re: newly acquired Mills bomb

    Post by barriefield-brian on Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:44 pm

    Thanks for the info Cliff. There is indeed a C on the body. Cheers Brian

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