Italian Model 1900 Flare Pistol

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Italian Model 1900 Flare Pistol

Post by JoeW » Fri 07 Oct 2011, 21:26

Here is my example of the Italian Model 1900 Flare Pistol. These were used by German personnel, especially the German combat police formations in Balkan combat areas.
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Re: Italian Model 1900 Flare Pistol - 1927 Air Force

Post by signalman » Fri 04 Nov 2011, 23:37

This is my Italian Air Force Flare Pistol, Model 1900 variation 1927

I owned 3 of these over a 45 year span. Two are sold. All of them were manufactured by Beretta. Note the trigger is not the normal 1900 loop on this variation.
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Re: Italian Model 1900 Flare Pistol

Post by signalman » Wed 30 Nov 2011, 05:50

This example is Serial # 2. Both frame and barrel are numbered.

Take open button is flatter, not concave like on later examples.

Smooth Aluminum grips. Probably was finished in the white, it has a mostly grey patina now.
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Re: Italian Model 1900 Flare Pistol

Post by Hebel94 » Tue 13 Nov 2012, 20:06

This is the Model 1900 with wood grips. This model is dated 1916 and has serial number 9496.
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Re: Italian Model 1900 Flare Pistol

Post by Peter » Thu 02 Jun 2016, 19:06

This is another "standard" mod. 1900.
Dated 1942 and both frame and barrel are stamped with serial# 60.
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Re: Italian Model 1900 Flare Pistol

Post by 964AWACS » Sun 21 Apr 2019, 21:29

Are there any known production numbers of the M1900 and is variants?

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Re: Italian Model 1900 Flare Pistol

Post by signalman » Mon 22 Apr 2019, 00:01

The 1942 dated number 60; The 60 is most likely the 60th example that year, or it is an assembly number. I know of no serial number list other than V. Christensen's whose information went to Dr. Baumgarten. Wolfgang Kern might have a copy of those records.
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