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Grenades attached to M1936 suspenders?

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by Akela9, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Akela9

    Akela9 recruit

    Oct 9, 2010
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    Hello everyone,

    I'm new to the forums. In many photos of combat soldiers I've seen fragmentation grenades apparently attached to combat suspenders, presumably M1936 suspenders. How was this accomplished?

    The only obvious way I see of doing it would be to insert the grenade's spoon handle into the D-ring, but that seems to be pretty insecure and a good way of losing your grenades.

    Any insight would be welcome. Thanks.
  2. Spartanroller

    Spartanroller Ace

    Aug 30, 2010
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    Hi, welcome to the forum. :)

    I imagine you could bend the lever so it would stay on a little better, but that doesn't explain how the grenades were carried before they were fused - seems to me having them hanging on a ring is a rather unnecessary risk to take - they would bounce about, potentially fall off, be damned uncomfortable to land on if taking cover, and be no more more readily accessible than having them in a sensible pouch.
  3. formerjughead

    formerjughead The Cooler King

    Dec 29, 2008
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    You can be almost certain that it's a posed picture. Very unsafe and uncomfortable way to carry grenades; as soon as you run they either fall out or smack you in the face.

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