This Antique WWI Remington Mark III Flare Signal Pistol is a stunning piece of history and a must-have for any serious collector of antique firearms. It dates back to 1915 -1918, and only 24,500 were made. The flare pistol fires a specialized shot-type metal cartridge that is charged with powder designed to direct the flare into the air. These types of flare pistols were widely used by U.S. forces during World War I for signaling and firing parachute flares to illuminate the battlefield.
*Please note that this pistol is an antique and is sold only as a collector’s item.*
The Remington Mark III Flare Signal Pistol was originally designed for use in signaling at sea. The pistol has a sleek, streamlined appearance and is easy to handle, with a comfortable grip and a smooth trigger pull. It features a 9″ long tapered smooth-bore barrel made of iron, complemented by a brass frame and a two-piece plain walnut pistol grip. The frame has a large screw on its left side, which serves as the barrel release latch.
It is a single-shot signal pistol that is manually operated and hammer-fired, featuring a hinged barrel for loading. To load, the barrel is broken down in a shotgun style from a pintle hinge located under the front end of the barrel. The pistol does not come with mounted sights. To ensure a secure grip, there is non-slip checkering located on the thumb pull-back on the hammer and on the spur trigger.
The barrel is stamped with “MARK III – THE REMINGTON ARMS – UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO. INC.” “REMINGTON BRIDGEPORT WORKS BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT, U.S.A.” It also has 17 – 133
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own this one-of-a-kind antique firearm, and experience the beauty and history of the Antique Remington Mark III Flare Signal Pistol for yourself! Whether you display it in your home or add it to your collection, this pistol is sure to impress and delight for years to come.
*Please note that the Antique Remington Mark III Flare Signal Pistol is being sold solely as a collector’s item. We strongly advise against any attempts to fire this flare gun, as it is an antique piece and may not be safe for use.*
Barrell: 9″ x 1″
Weight: 2.5 lbs.
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