Original German WWII 1943 dated Luftwaffe Double Barrel Flare Pistol by Gustav Bittner
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Original Item: Only One Available. This is an excellent condition example of the Luftwaffe Flieger-Leuchtpistole L or Aviators Flare Gun L. These double-barreled, 26.5mm (4 Bore) signal pistols were issued to Luftwaffe aircrews in order to give them a method of communication that did not rely on their radio transmitters.
This pistol is dated 1942 and marked with the maker code gpt for Gustav Bittner of Weipert, part of the so-called “Sudetenland” annexed by Germany. Today it is Vejprty in the Czech Rebublic. The markings are located to the rear of the safety lever on the left side of the frame.
The tops of the barrels are both marked with a 4 in a circle (4-Bore) over the Luftwaffe Stick Eagle acceptance mark. This same proof appears on the rear of the receiver between the L and R barrel selector marks, and is covered when the selector switch is in the middle or “both barrels” position.
The signal pistol is marked with the serial number 1816 on the forward lower portion of the right hand side of the frame, and the Luftwaffe contract number Ln24483 is present on the opposite side of the frame. The gun has a frame mounted safety with Fire and Safe markings.
The pistol uses a break open design that is activated by pushing the release lever, located under the trigger guard, forward. This…