Stick Grenade M.15 / Stielhandgranate M.15
- Scale / Maßstab: 1:16
- Material: Resin
- Parts / Teile: 1
- Infosheet / Infoblatt: English
- Code: IS25
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- Stick Grenade M.15 / Stielhandgranate M.15
Stick Grenade: Stielhandgranate M.15. The second type of German stick grenade to be issued (in greater numbers from 1916 onwards). The turned wooden handle would have the fuse duration stamped on one side, along with the makers name and production date. This grenade had the advantage of a screw cap, covering the porcelain ball and pulls cord igniter-system, keeping it dry and free from dirt. Most stick grenades were set with a 5.5 or 7-second time delay. The cap crown has 8 knurled indents to enable a better grip in wet/muddy conditions, or when wearing cloves. The metal clip on the side of the explosive charge is for attaching to equipment etc. On some original photos it can be seen that the screw caps have already been removed, ready for instant use if needed. The original master model was made using a fine grain wood to reproduce the surface of the handle. Colour: Metal parts – green/grey. Wooden stick/handle – untreated wood starts turning grey after a length of time when exposed to the elements.
Note: with a bit of care and a thin, sharp blade it is possible to hollow out the gap behind the clip and the explosive charge, not forgetting to leave the bottom part of the clip still attached. On the various photographs of the finished JSM models one can see that the grenade cap is shown separate, with the fuse igniter showing. This is my own creation by using the bottom cap of a spare grenade and hollowing out the other grenade handle.