WWII GERMAN PARATROOPER FLARE GUN
This is a German WWII flare gun. The manufacturer and waffen stamps can be seen in various
locations throughout the gun. Sturdy metal construction with a hinging mechanism designed
for flare insertion. The handle was fitted with a lanyard ring which could be secured to the
equipment in the uniform.
These type of pistols were issued to multiple troops including Navy and paratroopers.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German paratrooper items. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points
that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German collectible worth?". A price
guide is included here to address this question. The value of the parattrooper items is reviewed
over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German
artifacts in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The pistol is well marked with waffenstamps. The German eagle
Additional markings include the number 43, indicating a manufacturing date of 1943. There
is also a four digit number. This is the manufacturing code.
The barrel is made of
The frame is made of steel.
The flare gun breaks apart in the center to allow insertion of flare.
This WWII German paratrooper item may be currently being
reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to
be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving.
The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the
manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine
the authenticity of the paratrooper items.
If you have an interest is seeing other paratrooper collectibles of the Third Reich, you can do so by going
to our WWII German paratrooper
identification guide. Where we cover insignia, field gear, head gear and many other items.