International Flare Signal Co Mark 2

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International Flare Signal Co Mark 2

Post by guy sajer » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 13:52

Hello . New to the forum . I always thought we needed a flare gun forum on the net . Thank you .

I used to collect WWI/WWII flare guns but sold out a few years ago . I did keep one of these though . Reason being I grew up in Tipp City , OH formerly Tippecanoe City . The factory that made these while no longer there was located about a block from my house .

here's my example .
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Post by signalman » Sat 01 Oct 2011, 22:03

Hi, I have an assortment of Tipp City flare pistols in my collection.

I had in the past a neat scrapbook on the Co. that produced these flareguns. Unfortunately in a weak moment I sold it to a neighbor of yours and collector who lived in Tipp City. Wish I had it back !
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I am still looking for ANY information regarding the European Use of the Original Costons flares from 1859 through 1881. Photo's, Patents, contracts & orders, ANY INFORMATION IS NEEDED ! !

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Post by guy sajer » Sun 02 Oct 2011, 03:32

I wish you did too . I would've loved to have seen it . Maybe I know the neighbor :^)

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Post by Brian Keith » Mon 14 Nov 2011, 14:46

You might be interested in seeing this box I found at an antique mall. The box was empty, but I put a gun in it for the photo. I don't know if this box is for a military contract or civillian sales. Anybody know? Any body have any of them in orignal packing? Anybody have SN 28578? Hope you enjoy seeing it.
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Post by signalman » Mon 14 Nov 2011, 18:13

That box is very neat.

Although I have several of them, and have seen many more, It is very rare to find one where the lid is not warped, and which has a serial number on the box. Most boxes I have seen have no number on them.
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I am still looking for ANY information regarding the European Use of the Original Costons flares from 1859 through 1881. Photo's, Patents, contracts & orders, ANY INFORMATION IS NEEDED ! !

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Post by Brian Keith » Mon 14 Nov 2011, 18:26

Thanks for your comments signalman, I was very excited to find it.
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Post by guy sajer » Wed 23 Nov 2011, 03:16

Love that box ! what a great find :^)

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Re: International Flare Signal Co Mark 2

Post by Gotavapen » Mon 08 Jul 2019, 20:17

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This is a US M2 but with different plates. It's marked M2 as you can see.
Can any body say anything about it?
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Post by Gotavapen » Mon 08 Jul 2019, 20:21

M2 stamp on barrel
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Re: International Flare Signal Co Mark 2

Post by signalman » Tue 09 Jul 2019, 04:05

Hello, pretty straight forward example of an M-2, with replaced grips, and a missing screw. Grips easily chipped when accidentally dropped, I also need an original pair for one of my examples.

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Guns have only two enemies, rust and politicians.


I am still looking for ANY information regarding the European Use of the Original Costons flares from 1859 through 1881. Photo's, Patents, contracts & orders, ANY INFORMATION IS NEEDED ! !

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