+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Short Grenade Launching thingy?

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Really Senior Member Brit plumber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last On
    04-12-2019 @ 06:44 PM
    Posts
    1,696
    Local Date
    04-24-2019
    Local Time
    02:21 PM

    Short Grenade Launching thingy?

    Heres a Stubby Grenade Launcing SMLE

    http://www.dandbmilitaria.com/smle-m...981-4900-p.asp



    Way to expensive, but has anyone an idea of its intended use? I looks like it could be a Armoured Vehicle Smoke discharger or similar with that collar thing.

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Posts
    All Threads
    No Drill-Tap scope mounts for Mosin Nagant, Mauser K98K, Yugo M48, Swedish M96 and M38, Swiss K31, K11, 1911 and more! Bringing mil-surplus rifles to modern standard without damaging historical values! We specialise in military utensils and artefacts such as helmets, daggers, medals and badges, etc.  The on-line store is intended for personal browsing and searching of collecting objects. All items are provided historical value only and can be used for home collection or other purposes except of fascism, Nazism or other extremism manifestation or its propaganda. LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles We pride ourselves on being the new lowest price listing service, and the simplest to use. If you need to buy or sell collectible firearms or any firearm in your legal possession, then this is the place for you. If you’re a big collector clearing house, or other seller that could benefit from a Premium seller account, then we can also support you here at Gunonline.com. Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  3. #2
    Really Senior Member BushyFromOz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last On
    09-27-2018 @ 06:54 AM
    Location
    Mexico, Australia
    Posts
    347
    Local Date
    04-25-2019
    Local Time
    12:21 AM
    Its there on the screen matey

    Rare SMLE Mills Grenade Discharger, dated 1918, in excellent condition. These were designed to fire a converted Mills Grenade with a `Cup’ attached to its base. The stock was placed on the ground and the weapon was fired very much like a mortar.
    It looks kinda agricultural in design though!

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #3
    Advisory Panel
    Peter Laidler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 04:35 AM
    Location
    Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The home of MG Cars
    Posts
    15,929
    Local Date
    04-24-2019
    Local Time
    03:21 PM
    If anyone seriously thinks that it would survive even one grenade firing by placing the butt on the ground, they must be living in the land of the fairies. And they were asleep during their school physics lesson too.

    No doubt it fired grenades but not as they suggest. Those things poking out of the sides look like trunnion axis to me.

  6. #4
    Really Senior Member Brit plumber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last On
    04-12-2019 @ 06:44 PM
    Posts
    1,696
    Local Date
    04-24-2019
    Local Time
    02:21 PM
    Thread Starter
    Agreed Peter, why convert a SMLE to fire a grenade in that way, when the SMLE EY rifle did the same job with the same cup. I'm thinking smoke grenade discharger for a vehicle or its a made up item like a starwars blaster type affair.

  7. #5
    Administrator

    Site Owner
    Badger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last On
    @
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Age
    70
    Posts
    12,166
    Local Date
    04-24-2019
    Local Time
    10:21 AM
    Follow Badger On Twitter Add Badger on Facebook Visit Badger's Youtube Channel
    Real Name
    Doug
    My Videos in Video Club
    12
    Saved original ad here for posterity and future research ...

    SMLE Mills Grenade Discharger** SN. 981

    Selling Price £1,250.00

    Seller says:

    Rare SMLE Mills Grenade Discharger, dated 1918, in excellent condition. These were designed to fire a converted Mills Grenade with a `Cup’ attached to its base. The stock was placed on the ground and the weapon was fired very much like a mortar. All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdomicon, and hold a London or Birmingham proof mark and certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly and is legal within the U.K.

    - - - -
    Maybe it could shoot tennis balls....

    Regards,
    Doug

  8. #6
    Advisory Panel Son's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last On
    12-19-2018 @ 04:52 PM
    Location
    On the right side of Australia, below the middle and a little bit in from the edge.
    Posts
    1,214
    Local Date
    04-25-2019
    Local Time
    01:21 AM
    Here's a pic of a pair of smoke dischargers fitted to a Matilda tank in Singleton during WW2. They were loaded with smoke canisters and cocked, then fired remotely by pull wire from inside.



    In comparison, I could see the one presented here being used for the same thing, only being fired by hand sitting in a trunnion (as Peter suggested) mount on a hatch cover perhaps...

  9. #7
    Really Senior Member BushyFromOz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last On
    09-27-2018 @ 06:54 AM
    Location
    Mexico, Australia
    Posts
    347
    Local Date
    04-25-2019
    Local Time
    12:21 AM
    Thats truly interesting...

  10. #8
    Advisory Panel
    Warren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Last On
    04-20-2019 @ 11:30 AM
    Posts
    925
    Local Date
    04-24-2019
    Local Time
    10:21 AM
    Take a close look at Star Wars......I suspect these are the ones made up by our favourite theatrical house...

  11. #9
    Really Senior Member peregrinvs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last On
    04-20-2019 @ 03:29 PM
    Location
    Hertfordshire, UK
    Age
    45
    Posts
    496
    Local Date
    04-24-2019
    Local Time
    03:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Brit plumber View Post
    Way to expensive
    Indeed. I wouldn't have said a South African 7.62mm converted Bren was 'priced to sell' at £49,500...

    http://www.dandbmilitaria.com/ww2-46-c.asp
    Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night;
    God said "Let Newton be!" and all was light.

  12. #10
    Advisory Panel
    Peter Laidler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 04:35 AM
    Location
    Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The home of MG Cars
    Posts
    15,929
    Local Date
    04-24-2019
    Local Time
    03:21 PM
    Those SA converted Brens, converted to the old original and useless L4A1 spec were a pig in a poke. Without the magazine lip supports, they were BOUND to (and inevitably did.....) fail.

    He's clearly made a mistake with the decimal point and means £49:50p or more likely, £4:95p

    But having been brought up on the .303"s and L4A2's, I am slightly biased

    Has anone out there in forumland got an internal picture of the shredded unsupported magazine lips

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. How to make Grenade Launching cartridges?
    By rayg in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 10-20-2010, 08:32 PM
  2. 10-227 Garand Picture of the Day - M7 Grenade launching
    By Mark in Rochester in forum M1 Garand/M14/M1A Picture of the Day Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-11-2010, 09:28 PM
  3. Grenade Launching Cartridges
    By Mark in Rochester in forum M1 Garand/M14/M1A Rifles
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-24-2010, 08:08 PM
  4. US Model of 1917 Launching rifle
    By Warren in forum Pattern 1913/1914 and M1917 Rifles
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-23-2007, 12:10 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts