Original German WWII Late War Walther Model 34 Leuchtpistole LP34

Item Description

Original item: Only One Available. This is a very nice example of the classic German Wehrmacht LP-34 signal flare pistol. The Leuchtpistole 34, which was designed in 1934, has an aluminum alloy frame and barrel with steel moving components, uses 26.5 mm flares, and was finished in black anodized aluminum. Steel components were blued. It superseded the previous LP28, which was made of all steel, as part of a continuing evolution of Walther-designed flare pistols.

The change to the "duralumin" reduced the weight of the pistol by 0.730 kg, and also partially prevents internal corrosion due to gun powder residue. The overall machine work of the components was improved over the LP28, and the wood grips were replaced by checkered bakelite. Most importantly, the trigger guard was made significantly larger, so that the pistol could be used easily even with a gloved hand.

This example bears original German maker Waffenfabrik Walther, Zella-Mehlis (Thür) over the famous WALTHER banner with no visible date present. Walther is the original developer of the LP 28 and 34 pistols, as well as the famous line of PP Pocket Pistols, and the P-38 Service pistol. Below this is it stamped with the serial number 44870L above the trigger guard and on the barrel hinge. It is nicely Waffenamt marked on the right side of the frame and barrel, with inspector number 359. It also has the interesting Eagle over a "Tree inside Inverted Heart" stamping, which is apparently for Thuringia, the "Green Heart" of Germany.

Completely Original German WWII manufacture in good complete condition with replaced wooden grip scales/

The pistol is clean and still has little of the black anodized finish on the barrel, and the frame has almost all of it. The steel components still have their original heavy blued finish. It does not have the original lanyard ring. The pistol breaks open correctly, and has a functional ejector, however, the hole for the firing pin was drilled out and the pin itself does not reach through the strike face.

Comes more than ready for further research and display.

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