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Lot 463: Imperial German Model 1899 Submarine Double Barrel Flare Pistol

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Scarce Imperial German Model 1899 "Submarine" Double Barrel Flare Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Scarce Imperial German Model 1899 "Submarine" Double Barrel Flare Pistol

Manufacturer: German
Model: Flare Pistol
Type: Other
Gauge: 1 inch
Barrel: 4 1/8 inch solid rib
Finish: bright
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 168
Class: Other
Description:

"W.W.96/73" is marked on the butt. This style of flare gun was known to be issued to the early U-Boats of the Imperial German Kaiserliche Marine. It is single action only and can fire either one barrel or both barrels at the same time.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall with mild aged patina, some casting pits in the frame, light oxidation on the hammers, and minor marks and scratches. Mechanically fine.



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