In-Box Review
German Hand Grenade
German Model 43 Stick Grenade
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by: Darren Baker [ CMOT ]


The German stick grenade, or potato masher, must be one of the most readily identified and iconic items of weaponry use during World War II. Used in their thousands they became a collectors' item for many allied troops, and there is still a market today in modern replicas. There are three main types of stick grenade used by Germany in World War II, the model 24, 39, and 43. The model 43 grenade differs from earlier examples as the grenade could be removed from the stick, and then be put to many an evil task. JB Model.eu now provides a pack of ten model 43 stick grenades, which can be put to many a good use.


Ten turned brass model 43 stick grenades are supplied in a clear zip lock bag with the item number and description, the zip lock bag is then stapled to a card backing with the suppliers details printed on it. The zip lock bags are then shipped in jiffy bags to prevent damage to the product.


The ten stick grenades all appear to be accurate as regards size, with some very nice detail included. I had to do some research on this product as they are described as German hand grenade, I describe them as the model 43 stick grenade as they have a small nipple in the centre top of the grenade head. The searches I have done all indicate that the model 43 was fairly unique in this feature, I believe the nipple on the top indicates the striker cord ceramic ball for the grenade.

This type of grenade can have the stick portion cut away, and then be used as a booby trap. You could, I believe, also remove the nipple from the top of the grenade, and mimic a model 24 or 39 stick grenade.


If you really want to add all the detail you possibly can, then this product could be of interest to you. Costing eur2.00 for 10 turned brass stick grenades seems to me an exceptional price, also being the model 43 grenade they are not often seen. With the model 43 being introduced mid way through the war, and the model 24 and 39 still in service at wars' end, this is the first time I have seen this grenade modelled.

Please be aware that if purchased in Europe a 20% VAT charge is placed on the product, that will mean this product costs eur 2.40 in Europe
Highs: An accurate product at a good price for 10 turned brass stick grenades of a rarely modelled type.
Lows: None, at least none that I can come up with.
Verdict: If you have a use for these stick grenades use them, the price is a steal for what is a very good product.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35A05
  Suggested Retail: eur 2.00
  PUBLISHED: Mar 15, 2009

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About Darren Baker (CMOT)

I have been building model kits since the early 70ís starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70ís, I have had lots of opportunitie...

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I am sorry I believed that "Jiffy bag" was a generic term.
MAR 14, 2009 - 03:58 PM
Wow! Those look great. Wonder what's next...am amazed at all the new items that are coming out! Cheers!
MAR 14, 2009 - 07:11 PM
After taking delivery of a couple of their aluminium barrels just this past week, I'm really imprssed with JB Models: Low prices, low-cost shipping, fast delivery and of course top-notch products. - Steve
MAR 14, 2009 - 08:33 PM
it is basically a envolope padded with bubble wrap on the inside of the envolope
MAR 14, 2009 - 08:41 PM
Thanks guys for the clarification, learn something new every day! I've always just heard them referred to as padded mailers...now I can use a new term and impress my wife with my newfound knowledge!
MAR 15, 2009 - 04:55 AM
Tank models offers some resin German grenades and displays them attached to a jerry can by wrapping a wire around them and the can for a homemade incendiary device. Not exactly a "sticky bomb," but it would certainly pack a flaming punch.
MAR 15, 2009 - 05:35 AM
With detail like this and the workmanship on the Panther L/70 barrel JB models looks like one to keep an eye on. The price of they're products seems good also. Its a shame the £ is so weak against the Euro. Great little product would be great in your Grenadiers hands
MAR 15, 2009 - 12:47 PM
Hi Darren, Thanks for the review. Nice to see a realistic price attached to these too. A useful little item. Al
APR 13, 2009 - 09:16 AM
I think they named the bag after the old expression, possibly a British one, "I'll be there in a jiffy" as meaning I'll be there soon or quickly, so hence when your item arrives it's literally in a "Jiffy", now a brand name for padded bags. In a Jiffy So Bill impress her even more, when she says are you coming to get your dinner and stop that modelling you can say "I'll be there in a jiffy" Alan P.S. Great grenades by the way........
APR 13, 2009 - 09:51 AM

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