Archive for Flareguns

Walther SLD Kriegsmarine Flare Pistol

Posted in Flares and Flareguns with tags , , , , on November 10, 2018 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThese pistols were produced for seagoing vessels in the German Kriegsmarine, where the lack of a steady platform meant that the additional handhold needed to be provided. Early versions were manufactured in stainless steel, later ones in anodized aluminium. This example has the eeu code for the manufacturer Lieferungsgemeinschaft Westthüringer Werkzeug u. Metallwarenfabriken GmbH in Wek Sömmerda, Thuringia. With a production run just over 4000, and many of these ending up on the Atlantic floor, they are super rare. This example is missing its selector switch, which I am working on getting 3d printed.

Leutschpistole 42 Flare Gun

Posted in Flares and Flareguns with tags , , , on September 19, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgRemembering that I don’t collect flare guns, someone please tell me why I now have four of them? This is the most common WW2 German flare gun, the LP-42. Made of stamped metal, it was designed to be cheap and simple. This one is manufactured by C&W Meinel-Scholer of Sachsen, with their EUH code stamped into it.


Flare Gun Ammunition Pouch

Posted in Flares and Flareguns with tags , , , , on December 14, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis German ersatz leather pouch is designed to carry the flare rounds for 27mm flare pistols such as the LP42. The manufacturer in this case is FSX41, which is code for the Albin Scholle Lederwarenfabrik in Zeitz. These pouches are identical to the postwar VOPOS ones so you have to be careful when you go hunting. All the ones I have seen to date seem to be manufactured by the same company and stamped FSX.

Luftwaffe Double Barrelled Flare Gun

Posted in Flares and Flareguns with tags , , , , on May 23, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is my “Flieger-Leuchtpistole L.“, Aircrew Flare Gun (Luftwaffe). It is designed to take the standard 27mm German flare. This example was manufactured by Heinrich Krieghoff Waffenfabrik in 1942 and is composed of anodised aluminium. These models were also issued to Fallschirmjäger. I love the barrel switch and the load indicators, it’s almost steampunk in its design.