Vietnamese floating grenade on E-Bay


#1

I have found this in the net:

ebay.com/itm/280837782691?ss … 1438.l2649

That VN vet must have spent his last years of service in Germany since the item is a DM12 simulator of the German Bundeswehr.

Here the item (as DM22 variant) as it looks when not in VC service:
lexpev.nl/grenades/europe/ge … 2dm22.html

Entertaining story though.


#2

Seems like this item has just been removed now.


#3

knowledge vs. fairy tale = auction deleted

Well done!


#4

Seems E-Bay once in a while is pulling the right auctions.

Long story short, that guy asked 400$ for the piece shown above and stated it was a VC grenade made to float down rivers and that it was a US VN Vet bring back. Somebody confronted him with that BS and told him what it was (the seller obviously never knew there were 2 Germany’s at that time) and got the question back if the GDR (East Germany) supplied those to the VC.
Very entertaining auction it was.


#5

I have attempted to correct such nonsense on Ebay listings for years. Very few sellers care.

If someone actually got this fellow to remove his listing or retitle it, I am amazed.

More likely the Ebay free lance gestapo saw it and had it removed.

They hate this stuff and any kind of grenade violates their rules.