Original WWII German SHORT BARREL 27MM FLARE PISTOL. (Leuchtpistole) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified


Original WWII German SHORT BARREL 27MM FLARE PISTOL. (Leuchtpistole) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The German army of the Third Reich period originally utilized two basic models of flare pistols, with one having a short barrel and the other a long barrel, that were both introduced in 1928 to replace the earlier Hebel M1894 flare pistol that had been the standard issue flare pistol utilized in WWI and earlier. Tooled steel/aluminum construction, short barrel, flare pistol with steel and bakelite fittings. The pistol features a roughly, 8cm long barrel, not including the breach, and a 30mm, diameter, tooled, steel barrel with a hinged, octagonal shaped breach receiver end. The bottom edge of the receiver has a traditional, pull back, steel trigger with an integral, steel, trigger guard. The forward edge of the trigger guard has an additional, steel, push, finger lever which activates an internal barrel locking mechanism and also enables the barrel hinge to be folded forward to load the pistol. The top reverse edge of the receiver has a pull back, trigger hammer with a pin head activator. The trigger, barrel hinge and hammer all still function. The pistol has molded, black, bakelite grips with a repeating, embossed, diamond pattern for a secure grip and are secured to the pistol by a single, flush, screw headed bolt. The bottom edge of the grips have a small, extended, ball retainer with an inset, circular, lanyard ring. The pistol is well marked with many Waffen-amts, (Ordnance Office, {Armorer’s Inspection Mark}), marks and a serial number, “237”. Dated for 1940. Has the original soldier’s name scratched into it. Shows the expected age, wear and use.  In good but used condition . Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic brought home by a U.S. Veteran. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page number! Good Veteran Bringback EXAMPLE! No sales to New Jersey.