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by hotto
Sun 01 Dec 2019, 13:59
Forum: Other & unidentified British flare guns
Topic: Schermuly model?
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Schermuly model?

Around the middle of the fifties of the last century, Schermuly started to rebuild excess line throwing pistols into signal pistols and sell them on the civilian market. Pistols of this type were available in various designs, e.g. with the "American handle" or with the rounded handle of the original...
by hotto
Sat 30 Nov 2019, 19:37
Forum: Russian and other communist block countries' flare guns
Topic: Chinese Flare Pistol - 1948
Replies: 8
Views: 2141

Re: Chinese Flare Pistol - 1948

Signal pistol of the revolutionary troops This signal pistol is a very much simplified replica of the 1930 Soviet model. It was made by hand in the final stages of the Chinese Civil War for the Communist troops in small workshops because the revolutionary forces did not have the capability to make s...
by hotto
Sat 30 Nov 2019, 16:52
Forum: Russian and other communist block countries' flare guns
Topic: Line thrower from east
Replies: 6
Views: 42

Re: Line thrower from east

The rockets of the Russian line throwing guns have a shaft diameter of 52 mm and are equipped with a buoyant front part, which is painted red for better visibility. On this floating container, the data are printed, often also in English. Just like the rockets of the Schermuly pistols, the Russian ro...
by hotto
Sat 30 Nov 2019, 14:52
Forum: Russian and other communist block countries' flare guns
Topic: Line thrower from east
Replies: 6
Views: 42

Re: Line thrower from east

The AL-1 line throwing gun AL-1, which has been used since the fifties in both the naval fleet and the merchant navy, is based on the Schermuly system and uses a modified Schpagin pistol as its base weapon. The barrel of this pistol is provided at the end of the cartridge bearing with a stop, which ...
by hotto
Wed 21 Aug 2019, 20:02
Forum: Other countries' & unidentified flare guns
Topic: Chinese Flare gun
Replies: 7
Views: 2645

Re: Chinese Flare gun

After WWII, these guns were made in the Republic of China according the pattern of the Japanese double-barreled signal gun type 90. These replicas did not have the quality of their Japanese counterparts, but were technically okay. The operation was completely identical to that of the original weapon...
by hotto
Sun 04 Aug 2019, 12:02
Forum: Show your flare gun ammunition
Topic: new comprehensive book on flare gun ammo
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

Re: new comprehensive book on flare gun ammo

Hello Alan,
The book contains 106 cartridges on 25 pages
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Best regards
Horst
by hotto
Sat 27 Jul 2019, 20:59
Forum: Italian flare guns
Topic: Signal pistol Model 1895
Replies: 2
Views: 2845

Re: Signal pistol Model 1895

here the other side
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Production time 1895 to ca.1905
Producer Navy Yard Venice
Caliber 1 in.
Total length 190 mm
Barrel length 100 mm
Weight 1067 g


Best regards
Horst
by hotto
Sat 27 Jul 2019, 20:51
Forum: Italian flare guns
Topic: Signal pistol Model 1895
Replies: 2
Views: 2845

Signal pistol Model 1895

From 1895 another Very pistol was built, which was no longer intended only for the navy, but also for the army. This pistol was almost entirely made of steel and had a handle very similar to that of the Bodeo revolver of 1889. However, this handle was an independent development that was not intercha...

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