Original German WWII Leuchtpistol 42 Signal Flare Pistol - LP-42

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Just found during a warehouse inventory, this is one of the final shipment IMA received several years ago of these classic German Wehrmacht LP42 signal flare pistols, which entered service in 1943. The Leuchtpistol 42 is of zinc-finished steel construction, 26.5 mm caliber, and bears the original German maker code; euh, that stands for- C. u. W. Meinel-Scholer, Klingenthal in Sachsen.

This particular pistol was captured along with many others by the British at the end of WW2, and then supplied them to Israel, who marked them: 1" in a circle over ממ 25, for 25mm (in hebrew). There they saw service in the Middle Eastern Campaigns of the 1960s and 1970s. Subsequently they were sold as surplus and ended up on the world market, and eventually were imported by IMA into the United States.

This flare pistol is completely Original German WW2 manufacture and in very good complete condition with original red bakelite ribbed grip panels. Most of the finish is intact, though it has been arsenal repaired at least once, as the serial numbers on the barrel and frame do not match.This is a very hard to find World War Two item with a fascinating history. 

Holster, Cleaning Rod, and inert flares are available separately.

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