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    No1 Mk3 mills bomb cup launcher??

    Watched Badger's video of members playing around with tennis balls now I wanna play!!
    Liberty Tree collectors has them for I think $135.00 seems a little pricey for what it is but anyway my question is, does it just hook on the the nose piece? Or does one also need some sort of adapter? Also, what can I use to launch tennis balls .i.e. blanks?


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    Yep... hooks right on, no adapter needed:


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    Slapped wrist.......... I think that the photo shows the cup upside down! The half moon recessed sector on the cup, see it....., aligned with the muzzle......? That should be facing downwards to sit across the bayonet boss of the nose cap.

    Additionally, there is a correct method of fitting the cup discharger to the rifle by adjusting the inner 'nozzle' so that on recoil, the load is taken on the face of the muzzle and not onto the nose cap. The claws and nose cap hold the cup assembly but the barrel supports it so that the recoil forces act down the length of the rifle THROUGH the barrel

    I mention this detail in a thread some time ago so I won't go into it again. But this is the reason the cups were 'fitted' to a particular EY rifle. But as you won't actually be lobbing grenades, I don't suppose that it matters toooooo much!

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    Springfield Sporters lists them for $100.

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    I did some searching I'll do more tonight, before I do anything I want to fully understand it. I saw that video and the hamster in my head started turning the wheel! I know it's going to get me in trouble.....HeHe!! I'll bet some moron is thinking, how fun would it be to fill a tennis ball with black powder an some cannon fuse and launch it into his neighbors yard. Which is of course very dangerous and highly illegal.

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    It'd be even BETTER if for some reason the blank was a dud................ And the fuzed tennis ball of black powder just sat smouldering in the cup eh!

    See my photo of what happens when a grenade explodes while still in the cup

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    Here's the "fun" video in The Screening Room (click here) bring referred to ...

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    It's a range video of members engaged in The Great Canadian Tennis Ball Challenge competitive match at Milcun, using WW1 Enfield Wire Wrapped Grenade Rifles and Dischargers (click here).

    Make sure you turn ON your speakers and turn the volume up to hear the sound effects !

    There's also another Knowledge Library entry on WW1 Enfield Wire Wrapped Grenade Rifles and Dischargers (click here), showing close up pics as well as instructions on how to use them.

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    Allegedly Coors beer cans are the right diameter. Allegedly. By the way that's the only good use for Coors


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    Don't know what would be funnier, the blank indeed firing or a group of fat guys all running in different directions! Spilling their Coors...

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    Peter, some of the Indian made cups have the nose cap bayonet stud notch cut into both sides of the grenade launcher cup bracket assy.

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