Original U.S. WWII M-8 Pyrotechnic 37mm Flare Signal Pistol - Unmarked

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Very nice condition 37mm big-bore signal pistol of WW2. The barrel has studs for attachment to a flare port in the fuselage of large aircraft such as bombers. This is an unusual unmarked example.

This example is offered in very good fully functional condition. The firing pin still presents, and the extractor is fully functional. It breaks open correctly as well. Most of the original black finish has worn off the pistol, leaving only paint in some hard to reach areas. This is a flare pistol, mainly used during and after WW2 in aircraft. Although intended to be mounted in the M1 aircraft mount, this flare pistol can be used as a conventional flare pistol. The barrel hinges down to allow removing a spent cartridge or loading a cartridge from the breech end of the barrel. But a grooved type cartridge can be loaded from the muzzle end of the barrel.

Two levers on the top of the barrel give it a very unique look. The top hook shaped lever when pulled back allows the pistol to be installed or removed from the M1 mount in an aircraft.

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