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What is this? Was told it is a WWII Russian Flare Launcher

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    Was told it is a WWII Russian Flare Launcher, but have not been able to find any info about them.







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    You are correct it is a ww2 Russian signal flare launcher, I also found that these were allegedly dropped into different countries in Europe and were used by partisan groups.

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    Wow, what a splendid example!
    I like that!
    I’ve never seen one close up. It doesn’t appear to have any kind of firing mechanism, just a fixed pin.. Does it fire on closing?
    Rob

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    Quote by Kohima View Post
    Wow, what a splendid example!
    I like that!
    I’ve never seen one close up. It doesn’t appear to have any kind of firing mechanism, just a fixed pin.. Does it fire on closing?
    Rob
    I would assume you would slam it closed to fire it due to the fixed firing pin.

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    Quote by TheGoon View Post
    You are correct it is a ww2 Russian signal flare launcher, I also found that these were allegedly dropped into different countries in Europe and were used by partisan groups.
    Got any links to info about these?

    Haven't been able to find much as to what years they were produced.

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    After work I'll search my wartime infantry manuals. I vaguely remember seeing one explained in one of my manuals.
    Very cool find. Congrats !!

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    Quote by Marcel Banziger View Post
    After work I'll search my wartime infantry manuals. I vaguely remember seeing one explained in one of my manuals.
    Very cool find. Congrats !!
    Thanks for the help.

    Will be awaiting the info, I appreciate it.

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    This is from a older auction but it tells you some general info on the launcher and as for the partisan info I read that on a Facebook flare gun page. Whether they were actually used by partisans I’m not sure, all just things I’ve found.

    Lot-Art | WWII RUSSIAN ARMY SIGNAL FLARE HAND PROJECTOR

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    There's an old post about these on the Flare forum.

    No one seems to know exactly what they are, but the consensus is they are at least Russian.


    One individual mentioned 1930s Russian police to be used as a tear gas projector and as a truncheon.

    But he did not post any evidence on it.

    http://flaregunforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=852

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    Quote by Marcel Banziger View Post
    After work I'll search my wartime infantry manuals. I vaguely remember seeing one explained in one of my manuals.
    Very cool find. Congrats !!
    Any updates on this?


    Another poster had this from a book.







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