M1 Garand Rifle Grenade, ( relic)

M1 Garand Rifle Grenade (relic)

M1 Garand Rifle Grenade, ( relic)

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M1 Garand Rifle Grenade ( Relic)

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Description

Recovered in 2004, the grenade used a blank cartridge to propel a it from a rifle barrel, these were used as a close support weapon for infantry, intended to bridge the gap between the maximum throwing distance of a hand grenade.

The piece is 11.5 inches in length, as in in relic condition, and is also inert.

The item is also nicely mounted on a perspex stand.

rifle grenade is a grenade that uses a rifle-based launcher to permit a longer effective range than would be possible if the grenade were thrown by hand.

The practice of projecting grenades with rifle-mounted launchers was first widely used during World War I and World War II and continues to the present, with the term “rifle grenade” now encompassing many different types of payloads including high explosivefragmentation, and anti-tank warheads as well as concussionsmokeincendiary, and flare missiles.

Rifle grenades have largely been supplanted in the infantry fire support role by a combination of grenade launchers (typically affixed to rifles) and disposable anti-armor rockets.

Early use

Adaptation of grenades for use in rifles began around the 18th century, when cup-shaped dischargers were fitted to the barrels of flintlock muskets, with the grenades propelled by the force of a blank cartridge.[1] During the early 20th century a Japanese Colonel Amazawa experimented with rifle fired grenades during the Battle of Port Arthur in the Russo-Japanese War, and the idea was further used by the Spanish, though the French were the first to put it to widespread use during the trench warfare of World War I.[2]
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