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Old March 1st, 2012, 08:45 PM #1
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M18 Smoke Grenades...

Are M18 Smoke Grenades still legal to buy? When I was younger there was a surplus store near me that sold them for about $30 a piece.

Now I dont see them anywhere. Although it has been a LONG time since I bought one.

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50/50 mix of sugar and potassium nitrate (salt peter) from the pharmacy and you have your smoke grenade.
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Last I heard, smoke grenades were not DDs... but they were reclassified as explosives last year, and there are a whole set of regulations that deal with those. That's why no one's selling them to civilians anymore.
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I don't have an answer, but the issue is with the M201A1 fuze used in the M18. See link:

http://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=76275
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50/50 mix of sugar and potassium nitrate (salt peter) from the pharmacy and you have your smoke grenade.
yep I have used that mix before. if your careful you can melt it down into a waffer and it is pretty much waterproof.

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yep I have used that mix before. if your careful you can melt it down into a waffer and it is pretty much waterproof.

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and a quick google on the subject produces...
http://www.unitednuclear.com/smoke.htm
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50/50 mix of sugar and potassium nitrate (salt peter) from the pharmacy and you have your smoke grenade.
When I was in AP Chem in HS, one of my tasks as an AP student was to teach a chem class to the local middle school. I taught them this.

My question: what's a good fuse?
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and a quick google on the subject produces...
http://www.unitednuclear.com/smoke.htm
Nice site. I used a 50/50 mixture and it seemed to work well.

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A can of "stump remover" from the local hardware store and sugar works great and is way easy to find. I honestly don't know the chemical compound of the stump remover but it is awesome.
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A can of "stump remover" from the local hardware store and sugar works great and is way easy to find. I honestly don't know the chemical compound of the stump remover but it is awesome.
I believe it is a heavy proportion of Salt Peter
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