Original German WWII Leuchtpistole 34 Heer Signal Flare Pistol by ERMA-Erfurt - Dated 1940
Original item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful 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 It superseded the previous LP28, which was made of all steel, as part of a continuing evolution of Walther-designed flare pistols.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 ayf, which stands for the legendary ERMA-Erfurter Maschinenfabrik B. Geipel GmbH of Erfurt, a German weapons manufacturer founded in 1922 by Berthold Geipel. Prior to and during World War II it manufactured many firearms, including the Karabiner 98k, the MP40 and other submachine guns. Below this is it stamped with the manufacture date of 40, and it has serial number 8317e above the trigger guard and on the barrel by the hinge. It is nicely waffenamt marked on the right side of the frame, trigger assembly, and barrel.
Completely Original German WW2 manufacture in very good complete condition with black bakelite checkered grip panels. The pistol is very clean, and still has most of the original anodized finish on the aluminum components. The steel components still have their original heavy blued finish. It is missing the screw in lanyard ring, as these were removable, so the pistol could be mounted to a device that allowed remote firing from a nearby tree or fence, sometimes with a trip wire.
In great condition, ready to display.
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