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grenade blows up back yard

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

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  1. andrewstorm

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    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

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

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    Link please.
     
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    oops did i do that????
     
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    Don't laugh, the cat tripped a claymore I had accidentally left in the backyard once.....
     
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    Link: http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2010/03/08/news/doc4b954ebd8fc4b929669107.txt

    Geno

     
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    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

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    so a live grenade from wwII detonated and destroyed 2 FEET OF FENCE!!!!!... Now that is a powerful grenade!
     
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    No matter how hard you try you can't fix stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. ultradoc

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

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    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).

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    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.
     
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  13. CoRoMo

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    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

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

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

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    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.
     
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    Gomer Pyle strikes again!

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

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

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    Why the neighbor's yard?
     
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    ..jees. Glad only a fence was hurt.

    Even Homer Simpson would have figured ( after some hours of thought)
    to put the pin back in.
    or: "Hey Flanders, catch and pray!"

    :)
     
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    Add it to the list of lame excuses:

    The gun just went off.

    I lost control of the car.

    The pin FELL out of the grenade.


    Uh huh, right.
     
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    HSO, the neighbors yard because he didn't want it to burn up his OWN yard! HAHAHA! At least he was that smart!
     
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    Tell us more about the cat and the claymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  25. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Because they're all designed so that the pins just fall out due to gravity...... damned junky ACME brand grenades!
     
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