Original U.S. WWII Skylar Signal Pistol - Dated 1945

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Excellent condition 37mm WWII Era Skylar Signal Flare Pistol.

Break open operation, featuring zinc construction. Embossed on both sides above the crosshatch grip in raised letters: SKYLAR SIGNAL PISTOL SAN FRANCISCO. 10 3/4 inch overall length with an 8 1/8 inch barrel.

Excellent markings and condition with only a few very minor surface blemishes. Serial number Z 3622. Nicely marked PT 5.45 for May 1945. 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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