Original German WWII Leuchtpistole 34 Heer Signal Flare Pistol Serial 5730a - Dated 1940

Item Description

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 It superseded the previous LP28, which was made of all steel, as part of a continuing evolution of Walther-designed flare pistols.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 237, which stands for Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabriken Bernhard Berghaus in Lübeck, Germany. Below this is it stamped with the manufacture date of 1940, and it has serial number 5730a above the trigger guard. It is nicely waffen amt 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. 

Ready to display.

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