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Lot 1825: Guide Lamp Liberator Pistol 45 ACP

U.S. General Motors Guide Lamp FP-45 Liberator Single Shot Clandestine Pistol

Auction Date: September 15, 2013

Lot 1825: Guide Lamp Liberator Pistol 45 ACP

U.S. General Motors Guide Lamp FP-45 Liberator Single Shot Clandestine Pistol

Auction Date: September 15, 2013

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized:

U.S. General Motors Guide Lamp FP-45 Liberator Single Shot Clandestine Pistol

Manufacturer: Guide Lamp
Model: Liberator
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 4 inch barrel
Finish: parkerized
Grip: metal
Stock:
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Catalog Page: 293
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Produced from 1942-1945 by the Guide Lamp Division of General Motors, the Liberator was issued the nomenclature "Flare Pistol, 45 Caliber" in order to obscure its true purpose; to be airdropped in occupied territories and be used by disgruntled citizens and resistance fighters to eliminate a German soldier and steal his weapon. Designed to be as inexpensive as possible, the Liberator is constructed from stamped sheet metal around a smoothbore barrel, with a zinc cocking knob. Three-hole model, with integral guide pin and hollow grip with sliding cover. The number "6649" was added to the left side of the frame, and a copy of a page from a magazine article containing the 12-part instruction "comic strip" is included.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 98% light parkerized finish a few light handling marks overall. Hints of a brown patina are present on the barrel and in a few low areas. Mechanically excellent.



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