WW2 Germany Leuchtpistole 42 signal pistol made by C.u.W. Meinel-Scholer, Klingenthal (euh); matching serials, great condition


Original WW2 Germany Leuchtpistole 42 signal pistol made by C.u.W. Meinel-Scholer, Klingenthal (euh); great overall condition. FREE SHIPPING WWITHIN THE US FOR THIS ITEM.

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WW2 Germany Leuchtpistole 42 signal pistol made by C.u.W. Meinel-Scholer, Klingenthal (euh) in great overall condition and mechanically excellent.

Original WW2 era German Heer (Army) Leuchtpistole 34 model 26.5 mm flare gun. The Leuchtpistole 42 was a single shot, break action, smoothbore, flare gun that was a successor to the earlier Leuchtpistole 34. The Leuchtpistole 42 which was made from stamped mild steel components, was galvanized to stop corrosion and used Bakelite for the pistol grips. The focus of the Leuchtpistole 42 was to reduce the consumption of light alloys, reduce reliance on machined components, speed-up production and to reduce the overall production cost. Despite being made from inexpensive steel and stamped components, it was considered rugged and its rough appearance didn’t hinder its functionality. However, the Leuchtpistole 42 was nearly 390 g (14 oz) heavier than its Leuchtpistole 34 predecessor designed by Carl Walter. Leuchtpistole 42 has proven to be simple to use and very reliable in the filed  so it was well-received by the troops. German Wehrmacht (armed forces) in general relied pretty heavily on the use of flares for signaling and communication and seems like that never had enough of the signal pistols to go around.

This is an excellent mid-war example with all original parts and finish; it was made by C.u.W. Meinel-Scholer in Sachsen, Germany the frame is stamped euh on one side, along with the serial number 165120. The frame and the barrel have matching serial numbers. This is early type with the solid-metal hammer – later issues were made from several sheets of stamped metal welded together to  cut-down on tooling time and reduce costs. This WW2 era specimen was the British capture as evident from the round 1″/25 stamp on the top of the breach – the Brits had supplied these captured signal pistols to Israel, which used these sturdy guns well into the 1970th. One of the original waffenamt stamps is still partially visible on the frame – the Israelis had welded over or polished off most of the Nazi markings prior to service.

This WW2 Germany Leuchtpistole 42 signal pistol specimen is in excellent overall condition – no dents on the barrel or the frame; the bore is mostly clean with only some minor rust; all original parts; matching serials; the action is nice and crisp. The spur and trigger assembly is excellent with no play;  original lanyard ring and Bakelite grips are intact; some minor scratches on the Bakelite grips are noted for accuracy. All parts are tight with no play; this specimen is used but mechanically excellent – rare as such. These are the actual photos; one spent Cold War era 26.5mm aluminum casing pictured will be included to protect the firing pin in case of an accidental “dry fire”.

This type is never to be tried with “regular” or shotgun ammunition  – these flare guns were designed only for shooting low-pressure flare cartridges only and are likely going to disintegrate if tried with modern ammo; that would illegal as well. This scarce WW2 Germany Leuchtpistole 42 signal pistol has not bee cleaned or tempered with; scarce in such authentic condition. This original WW2 Germany Leuchtpistole 42 signal pistol will be a great addition to any collection.

This original WW2 Germany Leuchtpistole 34 signal pistol-flare gun is not a “firearm” under US law and needs no FFL to transfer or own; this WW-2 era flare gun is obsolete; its spare parts are no longer made. I have a few more WW1 and WW2 era flare guns coming up for sale, plus several scarce WW2 fighting daggers and WW1 trench knives available for sale immediately – please take a look in our Militaria section.  This WW2 Germany Leuchtpistole 42 signal pistol is in 100% original “as is” condition; these are the actual photos.

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Weight 9.9 lbs

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