Items: 0 Price: £0    
view cart

Flare/Signal Pistols

 1  2  Next Page 1 of 2

SOLD SOLD (14/03) WW1 British WD 1917 Wolseley Motor Co MK III* Brass Trench/ Signal Flare Pistol With Flared Muzzle**EARLY UK 1990 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED REPLACEMENT CERTIFICATE ISSUED 2024** Sn 21212 - 21212
An original British WW1 1917 MK III* Brass Trench/ Signal Flare Pistol With flared muzzle by the Wolseley Motor Co. The pistol has a 5 ½” barrel with Flared muzzle & slab wood grips which have just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The pistol has manufacturer's name, Model and War Department inspection stamps on the left side of its frame together with '1917' date (all illustrated). It also has serial number '1284' on its right side. The pistol is complete with military lanyard ring. Deactivated to UK specification in 1990, the original certificate was lost at some point in its life and a replacement UK deactivation certificate issued in 2024. This deactivated pistol breaks open as it should & it cocks & dry fires. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. (NB UK deactivated flare/ signaling pistols do not need to be re proofed to the new EU specification). Sn 21212
£375.00

WW2 Era British 1” Steel Frame Trench / Flare Signal Pistol With Lanyard**UK 2018 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**D 5973 - D 5973
This is an original WW2 era 1” flare pistol. It has a blackened steel frame and undamaged chequered panel black vulcanite grips. The barrel has calibre detail and the frame is stamped 'PW251'. Deactivated to UK specification in 2018, the pistol’s break action, cocking and firing action work correctly. The pistol measures 8” overall length and its military lanyard ring is fitted with lanyard. The price includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery (NB UK deactivated flare/ signalling pistols do not need to be re proofed to the new UK/EU specification). D 5973
£295.00

WW2 Era British RAF Aircraft Fuselage Mountable Webley No 4 MK 1* 1 ½” Calibre Flare / Signal Pistol & Holster **UK/EU 2018 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**D 5970 - D 5970
These Webley signal pistols were designed to be mounted onto a bracket fixed to the fuselage of aircraft by means of a bracket / bar on the butt of the pistol. The pistols fired coloured flares, either when in distress or for identification purposes. An aircraft fired on would fire the "colours of the day" a combination of two or more colours, changed daily - to prove that they were friendly. There is some evidence that RAF bomber crews were told the German colours of the day, information presumably obtained via the code-breakers at Bletchley Park. It has a blackened steel frame which has even aged patina. Its black chequered panel vulcanite grips are undamaged. It has a 4” barrel and measures 7 ¾” overall. The butt has the correct bracket / bar . The pistol is serial number 87794. The action is stamped No.4 Mk1*. The pistol comes with its original leather holster. The holster is in excellent condition. It has a full flap cover with single retaining strap and brass stud fastener to the body. The rear of the holster has its brass riveted single belt loop. The holster has its original leather short cross belt with brass buckle. The strap is stitched to the holster. All leather, rivets and stitching are intact. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2018, the pistol breaks open as it should and it cocks and dry fires. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. D 5970
£595.00

British WW1 Era Schermuly's Patent 1” Calibre Brass Trench Flare / Signal Pistol With Flared Muzzle & Holster With Cross Belt Strap**UK/EU 2019 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** D 5968 - D 5968
William Schermuly was a seaman & inventor born in 1857 of Dutch origin. He was famous for his invention of sea rescue, line throwing apparatus including rockets and flare pistols. This is an excellent condition British WW1 era Schermuly’s patent brass Trench flare pistol. It has its original undamaged wood grips. The pistol is serial number '10835' which is stamped on the frame and barrel block. The left side is stamped 'Schermuly's' Patent’ and has inspection marks. The pistol has a 5 ½” barrel with flared muzzle. It measures 10” overall. The pistol comes with its original leather holster. The holster is in excellent condition. It has a full flap cover with single retaining strap and brass stud fastener to the body. The rear of the holster has its brass riveted single belt loop. The holster has its original leather cross belt/ shoulder strap with brass buckle. The strap is stitched to the holster. All leather, rivets and stitching are intact. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2019, the pistol breaks open as it should and it cocks and dry fires. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate and UK delivery. D 5968
£595.00

**RARE**Early WW1 Occupied Belgium German Military 27mm Calibre 'Kommandantur Lille' Pattern Flare / Signal Pistol UK 2020 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**D 5969 - D 5969
An scarce and original WW1 German 27mm Kdtur Lille (Kommandantur Lille) flare/signal pistol. This is a good example of a German Ersatz or substitute weapon that was manufactured during the Great War. Whilst Belgium was under German occupation these large flare pistols were produced at the Lille depot. As with most Ersatz weapons function and simplicity was key. It has a heavy steel barrel with side mounted push latch and a hinged opening. At the rear is a simple plunger cocking mechanism. They were produced to help supplement the short fall in standard weapons manufacture. Production numbers were very limited. It has the 'Kdtur LILLE' (Kommandantur Lille) contract stamp on the left wooden grip. The flare pistol has a 7 ¾” long steel barrel. The frame and barrel have matching serial number "8305", ‘5’ is repeated on the cocking lever. The action has a ‘D’ inspection mark. The flare pistol has smooth dark wood grips that are secured with two screw bolts. The wood is undamaged with just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The metal has even aged patina to be expected. The pistol’s grip frame is holed for lanyard. Deactivated to UK specification in 2020 the pistol cocks and dry fires. The price includes UK 2020 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 5969
£395.00

WW1 & WW2 Era British Webley No.1 MK IV Alloy Frame 1” Calibre Trench/ Signal Flare Pistol As Used By Canadian Forces** 2018 UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** Sn 20671 - 20671
An original British Webley No.1 MK IV Alloy Trench/ Signal Flare Pistol. This type of flare pistol were used by Canadian troops in WW1 & WW2. These pistols were made of alloy with smooth two piece walnut grips and lanyard ring on the butt of the grip frame. This example has a 5 ¾” alloy barrel & undamaged slab wood grips. The grips are totally secure. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2018 the pistol cocks and dry fires. The trigger guard of the pistol and barrel have matching numbers ‘1158’. There are no maker or date marks on this pistol. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. Sn 20671
£345.00

British WW1 Era British WD Royal Navy ‘N’ Marked 1” Calibre Brass Naval / Marine Flare Signal Pistol With Sheathed Trigger**UK 2022 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**D 1534 - D 1534
This is an excellent condition British WD WW1 Royal Navy marked era brass flare pistol. It has its original undamaged wood grips. The pistol is serial number '11022'. The frame is stamped with WD arrow, inspection marks and Royal Navy ‘N’ mark. The top of the frame is also marked 'For Verys Signal lights Only'. There are no maker or date marks on the pistol. The pistol has 4" two stage barrel. Deactivated to UK specification in 2022, the pistol breaks open as it should and it cocks and dry fires. The price includes 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 1534
£395.00

British WW1 Era Schermuly's Patent 1” Calibre Brass Trench Flare / Signal Pistol**UK 2022 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**D 1533 - D 1533
William Schermuly was a seaman & inventor born in 1857 of Dutch origin. He was famous for his invention of sea rescue, line throwing apparatus including rockets and flare pistols. This is an excellent condition British WW1 era brass Trench flare pistol. It has its original undamaged wood grips. The pistol is serial number '72986' which is stamped on the frame and barrel block. The left side is stamped 'Schermuly's' Patent’. The pistol has 4" barrel. Deactivated to UK specification in 2022, the pistol breaks open as it should and it cocks and dry fires. The price includes 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 1533
£365.00

**MATCHING NUMBERS**WW2 1944 British M47/C (BSA Shirley) .303 Calibre Royal Navy Line / Flare & Grenade Launcher Factory Purpose Made From S.M.L.E. No.4 MK I & No 5 Jungle Carbine Rifle Parts**UK 2020 DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**Sn 18260 - 18260
An original, WW2 Factory made Royal Navy Line / Flare & Grenade Launcher Factory Purpose Made From S.M.L.E. No.4 MK I & No 5 Jungle Carbine Rifle Parts. The all original woodwork and metal work of this weapon have wear and patina to be expected. The action is marked No.4 MK I nd it has the padded butt found on No.5 Jungle carbines. The steel grip strap is stamped with what appears to be 1944 date, serial number AX2502 and British wartime manufacturer code M47/C which is BSA Shirley. Matching number 2502 is stamped on the Launcher pod indicating that this launcher and rifle were made and put together at the BSA Shirley wartime factory. The stock has sling swivel and sling bar. The shoulder stock has a period white painted armoury number ‘D22’ and the fore stock has original, steel copper and brass wire strengthening bands. Deactivated to UK specification in 2020 the launcher cocks and dry fires and its magazine can be removed. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery. NB As a launcher this item does not require bringing up to UK/EU specification before sale. Sn 18260
£875.00

Swedish 38mm Flare/ Signal Pistol. D 1461 - D 1461
This is a good 38mm calibre Flare Pistol. It has a 6" Barrel and measures 10" overall. It has undamaged composite grips. It's lever opening action works & it cocks & dry fires. The left side of the frame is stamped with serial number '66123' above ‘15648’ and is stamped PW. The underside of the barrel has inspection marks and calibre detail (illustrated).The butt is fitted with fixed lanyard ring. The 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 1461
£345.00
 1  2  Next Page 1 of 2