Barry Gillis Grenade Collection

Barry Gillis at CWM arms vault 1985-08-29 - Holding Charlton automatic rifle conversion. Invented by a New Zealander, this appears to be an Australian made variant. An Italian Villa-Perosa sub-machine gun in on the desk. This was the World's FIRST SMG.
Barry Gillis at CWM arms vault 1985-08-29 – Holding Charlton automatic rifle conversion. Invented by a New Zealander, this appears to be an Australian made variant. An Italian Villa-Perosa sub-machine gun in on the desk. This was the World’s FIRST SMG.

My good friend, the late Barry Gillis of Burnaby, British Columbia, assembled one of the World’s foremost grenade collections and he donated this collection for the Canadian War Museum.

Before I shipped the collection to Ottawa, I photographed every item. Not everyone can get into the storage facilities at the CWM so this enables the World to virtually access the collection.

THIS WEB SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

THERE ARE OVER 500 ITEMS TO LIST AND MOST HAVE MULTIPLE IMAGES.

CMS CATALOGUE NUMBERPHOTOCOUNTRYMODELDATEMARKINGSCOMMENTS 
CMS0001ACMS0001AUKNo. 32 MK. II 1917SIGNAL RIFLE GRENADE NIGHT SIGNAL RIFLE GRENADE COLOURED STARS Loaded by WILDER, BIRMINGHAMGrenade, .303-in rifle Missing 15" rod for bottom.
CMS0001BCMS0001BUKNo. 32 MK. II 1917SIGNAL RIFLE GRENADE NIGHT SIGNAL RIFLE GRENADE COLOURED STARS Loaded by WILDER, BIRMINGHAMGrenade, .303-in rifle
CMS0002ACMS0002AUKNo. 34 MK. III1917No. 34 Mk. II ???? 19171/4 cutaway.
CMS0002BCMS0002BUKNo. 34 MK. III1917No. 34 Mk. II ???? 19171/4 cutaway.
CMS0003ACMS0003AUKNo. 1 MK. II1915Red band; Black band
CMS0003BCMS0003BUKNo. 1 MK. II1915
CMS0003CCMS0003CUKNo. 1 MK. II1915
CMS0003D
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
UKNo. 1 MK. II1915
CMS0003E
CMS0003E
CMS0003E
UKNo. 1 MK. II1915
CMS0003FCMS0003FUKNo. 1 MK. II1915
CMS0003GCMS0003GUKNo. 1 MK. II1915
CMS0003HCMS0003HUKNo. 1 MK. II1915
CMS0003JCMS0003JUKNo. 1 MK. II1915
CMS0003KCMS0003KUKNo. 1 MK. II1915
CMS0003LCMS0003LUKNo. 1 MK. II1915
CMS0004ACMS0004AUKNo. 2 MK. II1914-1918 periodTHE (?) COTTON POWDER CO. LTD. HALES PATENT LONDON 8 M/M
CMS0004BCMS0004BUKNo. 2 MK. II1914-1918 period
CMS0004CCMS0004CUKNo. 2 MK. II1914-1918 period
CMS0004DCMS0004DUKNo. 2 MK. II1914-1918 period
CMS0004ECMS0004EUKNo. 2 MK. II1914-1918 period