Battye grenade, very early cast iron grenade, recovered from Belguim
The Battye grenade was designed by Major Battye RE and made in France during 1915. It was a cast iron construction, filled with explosive and and had fuse protected by a thin copper tube, measures approx 3″ wide x 1.75″ wide
Very unusual to find, Completely free from explosive.
The projectile was fired from the Granatenwerfer M16, spigot type mortar. The grenade itself has a thick fragmentation body, and a stabilizing fin that has four sides.