MSWC with case and flares

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MSWC with case and flares

Post by drysaltycrackers » Thu 20 Aug 2020, 19:06

Picked this up for $260. Don't have the flares with me, as the person wasn't willing to ship them, but was kind enough to drop them off at a relative's. Pretty poor shape, with the gun having some rust on it (but still functional) and the box having a slight crack in the side. Rust is mainly concentrated on the barrel. Not very familiar with American flare guns, so not too sure on how to properly remove the barrel. I assume the bigger screw is the pivot, but mine is stuck fast.
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Post by drysaltycrackers » Thu 20 Aug 2020, 19:06

More pics:
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Re: MSWC with case and flares

Post by BrunoH » Fri 21 Aug 2020, 05:53

Hi,
If it can help: https://www.prc68.com/I/AN-M8FlarePistol.html
Best regards

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Re: MSWC with case and flares

Post by 964AWACS » Thu 27 Aug 2020, 19:55

Despite the condition, you still did well. The flares alone are worth more than you paid.

I believe the case is Vietnam-era.

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Re: MSWC with case and flares

Post by ron3350 » Fri 28 Aug 2020, 11:49

Very nice. I have not seen a cased set like this before.

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Re: MSWC with case and flares

Post by drysaltycrackers » Tue 29 Sep 2020, 22:37

Got the flares today. They appeared to be in great condition.

4 double star tracer shells made in Sept 1953:
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Post by drysaltycrackers » Tue 29 Sep 2020, 22:38

3 single star shells made in Aug 1951:
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Post by drysaltycrackers » Tue 29 Sep 2020, 22:42

1 double star tracer shell made in Feb 1944. Made of cardboard and zinc(?) rather than aluminum. A bit odd to see a WWII shell in the same kit with all the Korean war era shells.
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Re: MSWC with case and flares

Post by 964AWACS » Wed 30 Sep 2020, 17:05

Very nice - thanks for the follow-up. As I said before, those flares alone are worth more than you paid. Congrats again!

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