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Happy New Year, everybody! Here's to another great year of guns, movies, and more. Pyr0m4n14c (talk) 00:29, 1 January 2018 (EST) P.S.: This time, I'm first.

Happy Easter <3 Ultimate94ninja (talk) 05:22, 1 January 2018 (EST)

Pulling a grenade pin with your teeth

Many pages point out how pulling a grenade pin with your teeth in real life would cause dental damage. So, why is it easier to do in movies? Prop grenade uses different material?--Thomas (talk) 13:55, 9 January 2018 (EST)

It's a split / cotter pin, you can bend the split ends back together to make it easier to pull, with the qualifier that it makes it easier to pull when you don't want to, too. Obviously with an explosive device that you're carrying, you don't generally want to be able to pull the pin out easily (there's a scene in The Thin Red Line based on this, in fact). Evil Tim (talk) 14:22, 9 January 2018 (EST)
Maybe, I'm wrong, but, according Russian wikipedia, hand grenade's fuze contain two safeties (known in Russian as Usiki), which completely blocked any moving the of pin. After this safeties were removed, the pin may be much more easily removed (which result to grenade activating and explosion after a few seconds). But, I don't know, is this a correct information or not. Pyramid Silent (talk) 15:18, 9 January 2018 (EST)
I'm using Google Translate, but that seems to be talking about what I'm talking about. Here, I've got a grenade cutaway with a working pin, I'll show you.
Grenade pin demo.jpg
Left is the pin split open like it would be on a live grenade, right is how it flattens out after being pulled (you have to have flatten it slightly more to put it back in, even). On the right it's only held in place by the upward pressure of the spoon, and takes almost no force to pull out, the left I actually bent the pull ring a little pulling it out. Evil Tim (talk) 16:42, 9 January 2018 (EST)
The Russian wiki is just talking about the idea that you can straighten the split ring to make it easier to pull out. However there are some grenade that actually have multiple safeties or clips. For example, the M61 was an M26 that had an extra safety clip that kept the spoon in place even if you pulled the pin out. There are also other grenade where the pin itself is more complicated, like the L109 hand grenade where the ring of the pin is folded out of the way and clipped in place so the pin cant physically move out, or the L83 smoke grenade where the pin is kind of like a safety pin with a second leg that hooks behind the main pin which must be unhooked before ring can be pulled. --commando552 (talk) 17:36, 9 January 2018 (EST)
Yeah, the M84 flashbang has a second pin, too. But still, let's stay simple here, the answer in live-action film is that the pin's been straightened out. Evil Tim (talk) 17:59, 9 January 2018 (EST)

Some assistance to check out the page for any unidentified weapons.

Happy New Year folks. I'm working on this, but I got some missing info on some of the small arms used. Need another pair of eyes to check. Thanks. Ominae (talk) 08:52, 10 January 2018 (EST)


It says forum registration has been disabled and I can't register. Am I missing a step to join or was there too much spam? --H3nry8adger1982 (talk) 18:43, 18 January 2018 (EST)H3nry8adger1982

Please see here. --Funkychinaman (talk) 20:05, 18 January 2018 (EST)

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