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MUX1007B

U.S. WW2 Dummy M73 Red Distress Flare: Un-Marked

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Original Item: These dummy signal flares were assembled from empty cartridge cases originally manufactured during WW2. They are completely inert and have a red closing disk as they did originally. These were issued for use by aircrew waiting for rescue, and were usually stored in the life raft.

Caliber is 1 inch, and the overall length is about 2.25 inches.  They are compatible with any of the 1-inch US life raft launchers and also with any of the many models of 1-inch British flare pistols.  (They are not compatible with German or other Continental 26.5-mm signal pistols, as the case rim is too thick.)  They make an excellent display item to go with any German flare pistol.  Some cases show some corrosion.  Very few available.

Un-Marked.

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