Original German WWII Leuchtpistole 42 Signal Flare Pistol by HASAG with Zinc Finish - Serial 187139
Original item: One of a Kind: This is a wonderful example of the classic German Wehrmacht LP-42 signal flare pistol, which entered service in 1943. The Leuchtpistole 42 is of all steel construction, uses 26.5 mm flares, and was available in zinc or black painted finish. It superseded the previous LP34, which was made of aluminum, and took longer to make than the stamped steel body of the LP42. This example bears original German maker code wa, which stands for HASAG-Eisen- & Metallwerke GmbH, previously known as Hugo Schneider AG, Abteilung Lampenfabrik, Leipzig. Below this is it stamped with serial number 1570, and is nicely Waffenamt WaAA marked on the left side of the breech.
Completely Original German WWII manufacture in very good complete condition with lovely brown / red bakelite ribbed grip panels. The pistol is very clean, and even still has most of the original zinc finish, matured to a lovely patina. There are no other import markings such as from the UK or Israel, unlike most we have seen recently. The pistol breaks open correctly with ejection, has an intact firing pin, and dry fires. It also has the "loaded" indicator on the rear of the breech. This really is a prime example!
These pistols used to be plentiful on the market, however with all known stocks being exhausted, they are now very hard to come by. Ready to display.
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