WWII Hand Grenade Trench Art Lighter

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Product Code: 18142
Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs

$165.00

1 in stock

Product Description

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 This is an OR-150, WWII Japanese, Type 97 hand grenade blank trench art Lighter. According to the previous owner, this grenade was from the Admiralties Island Campaign in the Pacific,in 1944. The grenade was painted red with green and gold raised grips and painted letters around the top edge: "ADMIRALTIES, 1944."  The lighter has a brass shell cartridge cover.  The original lighter is retained but does not work. 5 inches tall to the top of the shell cartridge.  A rare WWII military trench art relic! 

Here's a link to the history of the Admiralty Islands campaign: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Admiralty_Islands_campaign