GERMAN WWII MODEL 39 EGG HAND GRENADE EIRHANDGRANATE 1942 MAKER FZL
GERMAN WW2 MODEL 39 EGG HAND GRENADE ORIGINAL
“SHIIPPED IN CANADA ONLY”
M1939, M39 or Eierhandgranate (egg hand grenade) 1942 manufactured.
Egg grenade is marked on the bottom of the grenade:
fzl, ЯR 512, WaA587, Hermann Wuppermann AG, Stanz- u. Emaillierwerk, Pinneberg, Hamburg
The Model 39 Eihandgranate (or Eierhandgranate, "egg hand grenade") was a German hand grenade introduced in 1939 and produced until the end of World War II. The Eihandgranate used the same fuse assembly (the BZE 39) as the Model 43 Stielhandgranate ("Stick Grenade"), which was screwed into the top of the sheet-metal body. To activate, the domed cap was unscrewed, and the pull-cord that had been coiled inside it was tugged sharply before throwing at the target.
The grenade still has the original screw off "wings" as well as the fuze top. This example is deactivated and inert.
There is a small hole in the egg grenade on the side. Below the centre seem.
The color of the cap indicated the burning time of the type of fuze fitted.
Fuze Cap Colors codes:
Grey - zero delay (used exclusively for booby-traps and fuse ignitors)
Red - 1 second delay (for coloured smoke, but also booby-traps)
Blue - 4.5 second delay (this was the standard fuze and the one most commonly issued)
Yellow - 7.5 second delay