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German Hand & Rifle Grenades
Bulletin No. 59, March 7, 1944
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Shaving Stick Grenade


Overall length       3-5/8 or 4 ins.
ColorBody is painted yellow; the head of igniter blue.
Maximum diameter2 inches.
Delay4 - 5 seconds.


This is a thin-cased "offensive" grenade with the B.Z.E. friction igniter screwed into the top. The body of this grenade is an aluminum cylinder painted yellow. There are two models of this grenade, one being 3-5/8" in length and the other 4" in length.

This grenade may also be used as a booby trap by the insertion of a D.Z. 35 Pressure Igniter.


The head of the igniter is unscrewed and pulled thus drawing the wire through the friction composition and igniting the delay pellet. The grenade is then thrown and after a 4-5 second delay, the delay element will initiate the detonator.

[German Shaving Stick Grenade]


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