Daughter Finds WWII- Era Grenade While Cleaning Out Dad's Garage

You never know what treasures or dangers lurk when when you go to clean out the garage. This is especially true when we are asked to clean out someone else's garage.

A woman in Otis, Oregon came across an interesting find while going through boxes in her late father's garage - a World War II-era hand grenade.
She called the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office to report what she found, and deputies confirmed it was a real grenade.

As of the time of this posting, the sheriff's department was still trying to determine if the grenade was live.

Photo - Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Via - KATU

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Pulling the ring and throwing it away is not the best option, too. The fuse may not ignite or or only ignite after an extended period of time, just long enough to lure the user to look after the blind fraggie.I would suggest to aquire as much information as possible about the grenade. If possible identify the exact type. If the exact type has been identified, put it on a scale to determine if it is filled or not. Also try to determine the kind of explosive inside the grenade, to determine if there is a chance that it has become unstable over the time, if not, just screw the fuse off. In my country you just call the explosive ordonance disposal service, and they will take kare of such souveniers. I would strongly advise not to take it to the next police station :-) In my country just touching it would be a criminal act under the war weapons control act... So don't touch it..
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