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Old german flare gun

Article about: I had totally forgotten about this thread. It was one of my first here in the forum Welcome aboard dohrmc. I have no idea about your flare guns. Hopefully someone here can help you out.

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    Hello everyone. Recently i have purchased this flare gun. In order to get it out of customs i need to get a license from the police. They want to know some specs of this pistol but i have not idea what is the year or model. The only things i know is the note of the seller. I'm pasting it as it was written:

    ''One side is marked only with "1001, the other side is marked with a bunch of stampings, there are 2 eagle stamps, a small crown looking stamp over a "U" an "s" inside a triangle, what looks like a makers mark "SUHL" underneath a person or statue, "22562", a very small triangle with some letters in it, and an "a" with small marks radiating around it.''
    Does anyone know more about this gun or a website with information for German flare guns?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Here is a good website about flare guns. Page d'Accueil (Leuchtpistole)
    Unfortunately mine isn't there.

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    Yours is a Post WWII East German Flare gun.

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    Quote by signalman View Post
    Yours is a Post WWII East German Flare gun.
    i agree with you ! East germany

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    Quote by signalman View Post
    Yours is a post WWII German flare gun
    Hello signalman. Thanks for the reply. DO you know more details? What is the model, what year approximately was it made etc?
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Default Re: Flare gun : help needed

    Leuchtpistole Model LP 1

    The maker code "1001" is for Ernst-Thälmann-Werke, Suhl, Thüringen.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks guys
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    I have one also, just the 2nd serial # is in the 7000....Anyone know when it was made or the size of the flares??????
    Thank You.

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    I have one also, just the 2nd serial # is in the 7000....Anyone know when it was made or the size of the flares??????
    Thank You.
    It uses standard 4 ga. ( 26.5mm ) flares.

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    Here are two German flare pistols that belonged to my Dad. I would like to sell them, but have no idea of their value or manufacturer. I believe they are from the WWI era.
    They are in good shape with one having some pitting on the breech and a slight dent in the end of the barrel. Other, [right hand one], is in better condition.
    I would be happy to post serial numbers etc. if someone thinks they can identify these things.
    Thank you.

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