Original U.S. WWII Navy Rare Morse Code Signal Light Gun - As Seen In Book

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Original Items: Only One Set Available. This very U.S. Navy signaling gun is featured on page 115 in the book U.S. Navy Uniforms in World War II Series: Weapons, Equipment, Insignia: Submarine Service, PT Boats, Coast Guard, Other Sea Services, Volume 6 by Jeff Warner. In fact this piece was purchased by IMA from the estate of Mr. Warner along with much of his personal collection.

This is a U.S. Navy signaling gun, code number 9-S-4240-L, retaining perhaps 95% black paint with a walnut stock which rates good to about very good. This particular example is not maker marked but does have the Navy code on the rear face of the barrel jacket. The signaling barrel is approximately 22'' in length and about 3 3/8'' inside diameter with an overall length of approximately 34''. Battery operated, the front section of the hooded barrel screws off revealing a blued steel camera shutter-like iris on the interior. Manipulating the external brass ring opens or closes the iris letting more or less light through, as the user wishes. The buttstock has a hollow compartment for four D-size batteries. The trigger is the switch and operates much like a telegraph key. There is a small prism on the left top of barrel that is visible to the sender, so he can see what signal is being sent and confirm that the light is working. There is rudimentary sight at the end of the barrel evidently for aiming the signal to its intended recipient. A very rarely seen piece of Naval and signal history.
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