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Most likely German

Post by Gotavapen » Mon 08 Jul 2019, 10:37

Can you please tell me what flare gun this is? It seems to have German WW2 stamps.
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Post by Gotavapen » Mon 08 Jul 2019, 10:38

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Post by signalman » Mon 08 Jul 2019, 15:28

It is an AW.W. 37, used by the German Navy and the German Air Force in WWII. Does it have other markings, serial number ? etc. The WWI version had wood grips.
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Post by BrunoH » Mon 08 Jul 2019, 15:28

Hi,
It's a German KM flare gun:

http://leuchtpistole.free.fr/Sommaire/En_ModeleKM.html

It was built by Artilleriewerft Wilhemshaven.

The safety 'trigger' has been replaced by a 'home made' system

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Post by signalman » Mon 08 Jul 2019, 15:33

Bruno, are you sure the safety is replaced, just looks corroded to me as there can be slight variations ?
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Re: Most likely German

Post by BrunoH » Tue 09 Jul 2019, 18:37

Sorry regarding my 'too quick' "analysis". It was the first time I was seeing such 'grooved' button (with a cylindrical shape) for the safety.

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Re: Most likely German

Post by Gotavapen » Wed 10 Jul 2019, 10:52

It's not mine - Sorry I have only some pictures.
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