Original WWII U.S. Navy 10 Gauge Sedgley Mark 5 Signal Flare Pistol - Dated 1944
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good condition example of a 22mm parachute flare signal pistol Sedgley Signal Pistol, Mark ;5. As part of consolidated wartime efforts, lifeboats for all sea going Merchant Marine vessels were to have a standard compliment of emergency provisions overseen by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). They in turn had direct coordination with the US Navy.
Sedgley made two signals pistols for the US Navy, for the Bureau of Ships they supplied the 10-gauge Mark 5 with a 22mm bore, and for the Merchant Marine, the Mark-IV as approved by the USCG. Each service had a differing standard flare, the BuShips was 10-gauge and for Merchant Marine the 37mm parachute type.
On the top strap of the barrel it reads:
SIGNAL PISTOL MARK 5 R.F. SEDGLEY, INC. 1944
The grips are marked USN on both sides, which is uncommon, as often the marking was removed when being sold out of Navy storage. The frame is marked with model number 242692.
Pistol is functional and retains its complete firing pin, and we have tested it to see if it presents. The ejector is also present and functional. Overall very good condition with only light wear, and a bit of oxidation in places. It still retains the original lanyard loop. often lost.
A very nice example worthy of any WWII collection.
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