Original German WWII Leuchtpistole 34 Heer Signal Flare Pistol by Bernhard Berghaus - Dated 1942

Item Description

Original item: Only One Available. This is a very nice example of the classic German Wehrmacht LP-34 signal flare pistol, which was designed in 1934. The Leuchtpistol 34 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 It superseded the previous LP28, which was made of all steel, as part of a continuing evolution of Walther-designed flare pistols.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 code duv, which stands for Berliner-Lübecker Maschinenfabriken Bernhard Berghaus of Lübeck, a German weapons manufacturer. During World War II it manufactured many firearms, including the Karabiner 98k, the GEW 43, Kar 43, and various parts for the MG 34 and 42. Below this is it stamped with the manufacture date of [19]42, and it has serial number 1979 / c above the trigger guard. It is nicely Waffenamt marked on the right side of the frame and barrel, with inspector number 214

Completely Original German WWII manufacture in very good complete condition with mid war flat-sided black bakelite checkered grip panels with rounded edges. The pistol is very clean, and still has almost all of the original anodized finish on the aluminum components. Also, the color has not faded to green or brown, as it would if subjected to a lot of wear. The steel components still have their original heavy blued finish, though there is some oxidation on the grip screws. It still has the original screw in lanyard ring, which were often lost or removed.

In great condition, ready to display!

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