Swedish 2-Barrel Brass Flare Pistols Model 1896

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Re: Swedish 2-Barrel Brass Flare Pistols Model 1896

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Thanks for the information and pictures.
May your collection grow and prosper.

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Re: Swedish 2-Barrel Brass Flare Pistols Model 1896

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Hello Fson
These cartridges are for a target device for the Swedish navy. The ignition is electric. The cartridge cases are shortened Nordenfelt - cases. Of course you can load they also in the signal pistol M / 96, because this gun is built for the caliber of the Nordenfelt rapid-fire cannon. The signal cartridges are 96mm long, they existed in the colors red and white.
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Re: Swedish 2-Barrel Brass Flare Pistols Model 1896

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signalman wrote: Sat 03 May 2014, 21:41 I just received an example of the 1896 with the hammer extensions over the barrels, I can find NO markings except for the number 8 on all the screws, so I guess it is serial number 8. That makes three variations in my collection.

Now I just need some period flares, and perhaps a holster - if they made one.
The earliest model had short hammers. To avoid accidents the navy applied at text:
"BY LOADING HAMMERS MUST BE MOVED TO HALF COCKED POSITION"

On the later model the hammers got extensions and by this blocking to open the pistol without half cocking the hammers!
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Re: Swedish 2-Barrel Brass Flare Pistols Model 1896

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Thank you Gotavapen,

Thank you for the information on the M1896.
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: Swedish 2-Barrel Brass Flare Pistols Model 1896

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This is the same reason as Webley flare guns often have a funnel in front. To spare fingers ;)
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