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Flare Cartridges

Post by BMG » Sat 05 Mar 2016, 19:35

Hello. Thanks for the membership. I have a question about 3 brass flare cartridges.
How old are them? One red marked : J.P.&S. IV , one green :J.P.&S. IV and one white: ELEY LONDON V J.P.&S.
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Re: Flare Cartridges

Post by signalman » Sat 05 Mar 2016, 23:48

Dr. E. should be able to help when he gets online.
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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Re: Flare Cartridges

Post by ayf » Tue 08 Mar 2016, 19:07

Never seen this type before... :roll:

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Re: Flare Cartridges

Post by 964AWACS » Tue 08 Mar 2016, 22:03

Can't help you with those cartridges - but would like to welcome you aboard!
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Re: Flare Cartridges

Post by Dr.E13 » Wed 09 Mar 2016, 02:26

The british MkIII was produced from 1897 to 1903. They are only in red and green.
The MkIV was produced from 1903 to 1915 with White, green and red stars.
The MKV is war to post war


Nice WW! flare shells.
May your collection grow and prosper.

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Re: Flare Cartridges

Post by ron3350 » Wed 27 Feb 2019, 13:39

Not quite correct. I have Mk111 flare in white with a half knurled rim.
Also I have a blue flare Mk1V with two quarter rim knurls for ID.

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Post by ron3350 » Wed 13 Mar 2019, 05:49

Here is a rare Blue flare cartridge. Brass case , dark blue paper at mouth and rim is milled two quarters for identification.
The other cartridge is also scarce. Kirkee Indian loaded Illumination Mk11 with dim ignition.
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Re: Flare Cartridges

Post by ron3350 » Wed 13 Mar 2019, 05:50

The Blue headstamp.
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