Item:
ON1377

Original U.S. WWII International Flare Signal Co Pistol

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Excellent condition 37mm WWII Era International Flare Signal Co. Flare Pistol. Some collectors refer to this as the "Model 52" not because it was designed in 19523 but that at one time this gun was part of the International No. 52 marine distress signal kit.

Break open operation, featuring brass and nickel construction. Embossed on both side of the crosshatch grip in raised letters: INTERNATIONAL FLARE SIGNAL CO. TIPPECANCE CITY OHIO. 10 3/4 inch overall length with an 8 3/8 inch barrel. Black painted barrel with very little paint loss. Excellent markings and condition with only a few very minor surface blemishes. Serial number PF 5785. Excellent overall condition and comes complete with original rope lanyard. In complete working order with firing pin still present.

These flare guns were made for commercial and military wartime use. Imagine being stranded in a life raft, after the sinking of your ship by a U-Boat, the most valuable item in your survival kit may have been this flare gun. The gun has certainly seen service and an interesting life; if it could only talk... These are encountered fairly often, but are usually overly polished. Don’t let this one get away, this one actually looks as old as it really is.

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