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    The white MA logo is MECAR as I recall. It took many years and tears for the military to finally sink in that you'\d never get enough dynamite into a 556 cartridge to hurl an effective rifle anti-vehicle or AP frag grenade a useful distance. The same knowledge would have also come from a 2nd year school physics student for free. After that they extended the efforts by firing a live bullet into a bullet trap grenade - with spectacular results. Alas, not spectacular for several firers including one of my friends, an SASC Major, who was demonstrating one when it exploded on the end of the rifle. Nor indeed to several of the observers as I understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunray View Post
    The SA80 wasn't issued in 1969. Not seen until 1985.
    That little fellow appears to be of Belgian descent and is a variation of their 40mm Anti-tank rifle grenade that could be fired from any .223 rifle with a 22mm launcher. An FNC, for example.
    Net search 'arp-rfl-40' for a whole bunch of sites with pictures.
    You'd learn more if you didn't use ignore. All talked about already.
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    pictures of grenade sight

    I now believe the N has nothing to do with Britishicon Navy. I just asked it as a question as it was there. No broad arrows anywhere.

    Cartridge headstamp is F N 68.

    Attached are pictures of the plastic/metal snap on sight. I have seen a photo of a similar sight attached to the grenade. But this one does not fit on the grenade.



    What rifle does it fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by breakeyp View Post
    I now believe the N has nothing to do with Britishicon Navy.
    I never did believe that with this grenade...

    Regards, Jim

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