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British WW1 1917 Webley MK III Brass Trench/ Signal Flare Pistol. D 1482 - D 1482
An original British WW1 1917 MK III Brass Trench/ Signal Flare Pistol by Webley. The pistol has a 4 ¼” barrel & undamaged slab wood grips. The grips are totally secure. The pistol strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly and has excellent, clearly defined Webley manufacturer's name, Model and War Department inspection stamps on the left side of its frame together with '17' (1917) date (all illustrated). It also has serial number '47005' together with Webley and Scott W&S Winged Bullet on its right side. The pistol is complete with military lanyard ring. Price includes UK 2018 deactivation certificate and UK delivery. (NB UK deactivated flare/ signalling pistols do not need to be re proofed to the new UK/EU specification) D 1482
£375.00

WW1 German Hebel 27mm Trench Flare/ Signal Pistol By G &Co (Gebruder &Co Suhl). D 1481 - D 1481
This is a good WW1 German Hebel 27mm calibre Flare Pistol. It has a 9" Barrel and measures 14" overall. It has wood grips which have just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It's lever opening action works perfectly & it strips, cocks & dry fires. The left side of the frame is stamped with serial number '18855' and by the manufacturer G &Co (Gebruder &Co Suhl). The right side has Imperial inspection marks. The butt is fitted with original military lanyard ring. Price includes 2018 UK deactivation certificate and UK delivery (NB UK deactivated flare/ signalling pistols do not need to be re proofed to the new UK/EU specification). D 1481
£375.00

SOLD SOLD (21/11) British WW1 1918 Webley MK III* Brass Trench/ Signal Flare Pistol With Flared Muzzle. D 1480 - D 1480
An original British WW1 1918 MK III* Brass Trench/ Signal Flare Pistol With flared muzzle by Webley. The pistol has a 5 ¾” barrel with flared muzzle & slab wood grips which have just the knocks bumps and bruises to be expected. The grips are intact and totally secure. The pistol strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly and has excellent, clearly defined Webley manufacturer's name, Model and War Department inspection stamps on the left side of its frame together with '18' (1918) date (all illustrated). It also has serial number '112363' together with Webley and Scott W&S Winged Bullet on its right side. The pistol is complete with military lanyard ring. Price includes UK 2018 deactivation certificate and UK delivery. (NB UK deactivated flare/ signalling pistols do not need to be re proofed to the new UK/EU specification) D 1480
£0.00

WW2 1944 U.S. Navy Sedgley MK IV 37mm Flare/ Signal Pistol. Sn 14719 - 14719
This is an original WW2 dated U.S. Navy Signal Pistol. It has an 8” barrel for 37mm flares and internal hammer. The barrel is crisply stamped with Sedgley Inc manufacturer's detail and MK IV designation. The breech block of the barrel has ‘PTs 3-2-44’ date (3rd Feb 1944), ‘Phila Pa USA’ mark & number ‘14370’. It has a bakelite pistol grip stock containing the action. The grip has diamond shaped chequered grip panels with ‘USN’ roundels (US Navy. The butt has a small lanyard ring. The stock is undamaged and the metal has even patina. The pistol is 13 ½” overall length. The pistol has a nice firm break action and the trigger moves. The price includes UK delivery and deactivation certificate. Sn 14719
£295.00

WW1 German Hebel 27mm Trench Flare/ Signal Pistol By 'Gebr.R' Gebruder Rempt Suhl. D 1467 - D 1467
This is a good WW1 German Hebel 27mm calibre Flare Pistol. It has a 9" Barrel and measures 14" overall. It has wood grips which have just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use. It's lever opening action works perfectly & it cocks & dry fires. The left side of the frame is stamped with serial number '9201' and by the manufacturer 'Gebr.R' (Gebruder Rempt Suhl Germany). The right side has Imperial inspection marks. The butt is fitted with it's original military lanyard lug. Price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery (NB UK deactivated flare/ signalling pistols do not need to be re proofed to the new UK/EU specification). D 1467
£325.00

WW1 Imperial German Army Hebel 27mm Trench Flare/ Signal Pistol. D 1439 - D 1439
This This is a good WW1 German Hebel 27mm calibre Flare Pistol. It has a 9" Barrel with octagonal breech and measures 14" overall. It has undamaged wood grips. It's lever opening action works & it cocks & dry fires. The left side of the frame is stamped with serial number 'BP 5361' and the right with Imperial inspection marks (all illustrated). The butt is fitted with its original military lanyard lug. Price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. D 1439
£325.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, WW2 Era U.S. Harrington & Richardson (H&R) MK VI Trench Flare/ Signal Pistol For 1” Flares. D 1462 - d 1462
The original H&R firm was in business for over a century from 1871 to 1986. Frank Wesson, brother of Daniel B. Wesson who co-founded Smith & Wesson, started a firearms manufacturing firm in 1859, sharing an early patent with Nathan Harrington. He started a brief partnership in 1871 with his nephew Gilbert Henderson Harrington, as Wesson & Harrington, until Harrington bought him out in 1874. In 1875 Harrington and another former Wesson employee, William Augustus Richardson, formed the new Harrington & Richardson Company. In 1888 the firm was incorporated as The Harrington & Richardson Arms Company. This is an excellent WW2 era Trench Flare/ Signal Pistol made by H&R. Mk V & Mk VI H&R pistols were produced C1941, as a replacement for the Remington Mk III pistols used in WWI. Our H&R Mk VI example It has a 4 ¾” steel barrel for 1" calibre flares and steel hammer. The top of the barrel is crisply stamped with the H&R name and USA address (illustrated)'. It has a steel frame stamped ‘Mark VI One Inch’ and chequered black composite one piece grip with ‘H&R’ roundels. The grip is undamaged and the metal work has even patina, the blue finish is aged to a plum colour in places. The grip strap is numbered ‘11473’ which is repeated on the break lever. The butt has a military lanyard ring. The barrel is blocked at the breech but open at the muzzle. The break action works as it should and it cocks and dry fires. The price includes UK delivery and deactivation certificate. D 1462
£245.00

**SOLD**SOLD**12/12**Named British WW1 1916 Brass 1" MK III Trench Flare/ Signal Pistol By W.W. Greener Birmingham Engraved ‘Cambrai 1918’ and With Rifle Regiment Badge Together With Rifle Regiment Officer’s Name ‘F.V. Smith’. Sn 13739 - 13739
The Battle of Cambrai, 1918 was a battle between troops of the British First, Third and Fourth Armies and German Empire forces during the Hundred Days Offensive of the First World War. The battle took place in and around the French city of Cambrai, between 8 and 10 October 1918. The battle incorporated many of the newer tactics of 1918, in particular tanks. This is an excellent British WW1 brass 1" Mk. III Trench flare pistol made by W.W. Greener of Birmingham in 1916. It has its original wooden grips and the butt is holed for lanyard ring. It is nicely stamped on the left side 'W.W. Greener Birmingham, '16' (1916 date) and ' III (Mark 3) with clear proof inspection marks & War Dept arrow. The right side is stamped with Greener’s 'Elephant' trademark and serial number '2187'. The right side is also crisply engraved with a depiction of the badge of a British Rifle Regiment & ‘Cambrai Oct 1918’ in remembrance of the battle together with the name ‘F.V. Smith’ no doubt the name of the British Rifle Regiment Officer who owned this flare pistol and most likely used it during the battle. The pistol strips, cocks and dry fires perfectly. Price includes UK delivery and deactivation certificate. Sn 13739
£0.00

Scarce, Original, WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy, Second Variation Type 90 Triple Barrelled Flare/ Signal Pistol made by Kayaba Kogyo. Sn 6180 - 6180
Extemely rare, excellent condition second variation Type 90 triple barrelled flare signal pistol made by Kayaba Kogyo for the Imperial Japanese Navy. A total of only 5,300 Type 90 triple barrelled flare pistols were ever made and as most of the Japanese Navy was sunk during WWII rather than surrender, the majority of these pistols ended up at the bottom of the ocean. This pistol can be identified as a second variation of which only 3,400 were produced. It is manufacturer marked by Kayaba Kogyo company with katakana inspection mark and bears a Japanese Imperial Navy acceptance mark. (illustrated) on the right hand side of the frame and is stamped PAT. 93006 on the feft hand side of the frame. It has it's original chequered plastic grips and the metal work retains its original black lacquer painted finish including the different coloured flare markings to designate the barrels. Deactivated to new specification in 2008 this example breaks open as it should and it has a moving trigger. Also the selector switches rotate and safety catch locks the trigger. This is an extremely rare, hard to find gun. Price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 6180.
£1,650.00

WW2 Type 90 Japanese Army & Navy Double Barrelled Flare / Signal pistol. Sn 11388 - 11388
This is a very rare example of an Imperial Japanese Army & Navy double barrelled 28mm Flare/ Signal pistol. Introduced in the Japanese year '2590'- 1930, it was given the designation 90 using the last 2 digits of their year. Only 10,300 were ever made and many of those were lost at sea, as a result they are very scarce. This example is in its original as found condition. The chequered wood grips are complete and undamaged. The pistol retains its lanyard ring, selector switch, safety switch cocking lever ring and barrel opening lever. The pistol measures 8 inches overall with 2x 4” barrels. The breech has number ‘09870’ and the trigger block has a small inspection mark and number ‘12’. The pistol has a pinned barrel and strips, cocks and dry fires. This is a very rare item. Price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 11388
£695.00
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