Original French WWI Model 1917 Flare Signal Pistol marked Méchanicarm - Serial 10342

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a nice heavy Brass and Steel French signal pistol from the First World War. It is chambered for French 25-mm flare cartridges. It does not accept the 26.5-mm cartridges currently available nor commercial 1-inch cartridges. The bore diameter is 26.9 millimeters, and it is a top break design, with a breech locking lever on the bottom left frame, right above the Mod. 1917 designation. It is also marked with what may be the makers name, MÉCANICARM, as well as the serial number, 10342, which is also on the frame as 342.

This is one of several different French signal pistols with the M1917 model designation; this version has a 7-inch barrel steel barrel. There is also a letter V over a small arc on the barrel base rib. The frame is brass; the barrel, trigger, hammer, opening lever, internal parts, and lanyard ring are steel. The grip panels are wood with a diamond checkering.

Offered in very nice fully functional condition. Ready to display!

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