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WWII U.S. M73 Distress Flare

Article about: Interesting M73 'Signal, Distress' flare found at the local gun show today - dated April 1945 - 1" diameter. I have some info that these were used in life raft kits.........

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    Interesting M73 'Signal, Distress' flare found at the local
    gun show today - dated April 1945 - 1" diameter.
    I have some info that these were used in
    life raft kits.........
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Looks like it's still viable...maybe it's got 69 year old magnesium and/or white phosphorus in it....Got fire insurance?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Nice William.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Well...you could always ask the neighbor nice if he'd let you store it at His house.... *thinking*
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Hell, I would store it..just ship it to me.....in ice please!!! LOL

    Dean O
    Ajax Canada

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    It's quite safe in my display cabinet.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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