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Model 1861 Ketchum

United States (1861)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Model 1861 Ketchum Infantry Hand Grenade.

 Entry last updated on 8/26/2016; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

  Model 1861 Ketchum  
Picture of Model 1861 Ketchum Infantry Hand Grenade
Picture of Model 1861 Ketchum Infantry Hand Grenade

The Ketchum Hand Grenade was an interesting concept for its time - though during the American Civil War it proved largely ineffective.

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Model 1861 Ketchum Specifications
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United States
Year: 1861
Type: Infantry Hand Grenade
Manufacturer(s): State Factories - USA
Supported Mission Types
Frontline Infantry
Special Forces
Close Quarters Battle
Designated Marksman/Sharpshooter
Area Effect/Suppression
Indirect Fire
Airspace Denial
Attachment Weapon
Internal Design, Weight and Dimensions
Firing Action: Thrown; Impact Detonated
Available Caliber(s): Not Applicable.
Ammunition Count / Feed: Single Use
Weight (Empty): 0.99 lb (0.45 kg)
Sighting Assist: Not Applicable.

Operating Performance

Operators List
Confederate States; United States

Model Variants
• Ketchum Grenade - Base Series Name

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