Remington Hand Projector - info desired

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Remington Hand Projector - info desired

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Just picked this up and looking for any information about it.
A 2 3/4" 12 Ga shotgun shell fits perfectly but the offset firing pin prevents that from firing - which is probably a very good thing. It was suggested this was designed for a proprietary flare shell that used a .22 rimfire blank to initiate. It appears to be relatively modern, with a "C" clip holding the pull-type cocking knob in place.

It's marked "Remington" on one side and on the other :
Remington Arms Company, Inc.
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Patent Pending Made in U.S.A.
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I have owned a couple, quite difficult to find, I am surprised Remington Collectors are not all over these when they turn up. I still have one in its original leather case.
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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Thanks... this was on epay for many months at $200, and the seller finally got tired of listing it I think, and asked for offers.
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I sold one of mine years ago on gunbroker for $200. Don't know if the price has changed.
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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Have never seen one of those before. Were these made for flares or tear gas?
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Primarily flares, but of course tear gas will work if you have a correct cartridge.
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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