Original German WWII Zinc Finished Leuchtpistole 42 Signal Flare Pistol by C. & W. Meinel-Scholer - Serial 166536

Item Description

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 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 It superseded the previous LP34, which was made of aluminum, and took longer to make than the stamped steel body of the LP42.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 euh, which stands for C. & W. Meinel-Scholer, located at Klingenthal in Sachsen (Saxony). To the left of this it is stamped with serial number 166536, which matches the serial number on the barrel. It is also nicely Waffenamt 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 much of the original zinc finish in places. 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.

Like many we have seen, this has the UK 1" mark in a circle in the top, as well as Israeli arsenal markings on the left side. Many of these were in use well after the war and saw long service. It's very rare to find one of these that still has the correct matched barrel and frame.

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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