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grenade blows up back yard

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by andrewstorm, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. andrewstorm

    andrewstorm member

    Madison heights michigan,a 38 yr old man told police,he accidently activated and detonated a grenade at 2900 edward ave. at 6:45 pm march 7,as he cleaned out his garage he happened upon: a live grenade the pin fell out and his neighbor a military expert,recogignized the live grenade,and threw it into the backyard of the 2900 block of tawas st. destroying 2 square ft of vinyl fence.police are investigating, yeah that would be my story,and id stick to it:D
  2. Leafy Cronmer

    Leafy Cronmer Well-Known Member

    I hate when those damn pins fall out of my grenades.
  3. kingpin008

    kingpin008 Well-Known Member

    Link please.
  4. glocktoys

    glocktoys Active Member

    oops did i do that????
  5. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

  6. maroast

    maroast Well-Known Member

    Don't laugh, the cat tripped a claymore I had accidentally left in the backyard once.....
  7. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    Link: http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2010/03/08/news/doc4b954ebd8fc4b929669107.txt


  8. rattletrap1970

    rattletrap1970 Well-Known Member

    Umm, what kind of wingnut couldn't figure out putting the pin back in? Obviously he knew enough not to let go of the thing so he had SOME knowledge of how it worked.
  9. PT1911

    PT1911 Well-Known Member

    so a live grenade from wwII detonated and destroyed 2 FEET OF FENCE!!!!!... Now that is a powerful grenade!
  10. fineredmist

    fineredmist Well-Known Member

    No matter how hard you try you can't fix stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. ultradoc

    ultradoc Well-Known Member

    wish I had one [or two]
  12. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    The local police get some weird explosive ordnance disposal calls, sometimes its just a ammo can of surplus conventional ammo, or a fired practice grenade or practice bazooka rocket (inert surplus), or one of the dummy inert grenades sold as curios at army/navy surplus stores. Some guys think it is cool to sneak a live one out when they leave the service; that creates problems for their heirs and the EOD people.

    The one that made the papers was a half-case of dynamite found abandoned underneath a trailer (it had been out all winter).


    Personally if I had the safety spoon down on a grenade and the safety pin fell out, I would feel better finding a paper clip or cotter pin or the safety pin and putting it back, then calling the police bomb squad EOD, than tossing it at the neighbor's fence. WP is nasty stuff if the smoke is inhaled.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2010
  13. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    It only burned up a couple feet of fence? May have been a #76 incendiary then. If it had been an Mk2, the story would be much different.
  14. Mandolin

    Mandolin Well-Known Member

    Come on, REAL men would use duct tape! :)
  15. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    Only if it is 200 mph NASCAR duct tape in RealTree camo. :)
  16. Crazy Carl

    Crazy Carl Well-Known Member

    Odd, I recall those grenade pins always took a firm & concerted pull while I wore a green suit.

    "Pin fell out" sounds like BS to me.
  17. Ben86

    Ben86 Well-Known Member

    Gomer Pyle strikes again!

  18. shockwave

    shockwave Well-Known Member

    Don't you just hate it when the neighbors toss incendiary phosphorous grenades into your backyard?
  19. medalguy

    medalguy Well-Known Member

    He didn't even have to use his teeth to pull the pin. Imagine that!
  20. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Why the neighbor's yard?

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