Produced by the Guide Lamp Division of General Motors from 1942-1945, 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 to eliminate a German soldier and steal his weapon. Given the smooth bore and crude sights, this was a task best performed from immediately behind while the soldier was alone. This is a two hole model that was made from sheet metal stampings that were spot welded together on top of the smooth bore barrel and fitted with a cast zinc cocking knob with integral guide pin. The grip is hollow to store additional rounds and fitted with a sliding cover.
Excellent with a few minor dings and scratches and some white paint on the lower left side edge. Mechanically fine.
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