WW2 USN M5 Signal Pistol by Harrington & Richardson marked PISTOL, VERY, 10 GAGE – a rare type. Intact solid oak handle, clean bore; slightly unused condition; mechanically excellent.
Original WW2 era Harrington & Richardson M5 Flare Pistol – seldom seen type. This specimen is in better than average condition; serial number 4981 (all parts serials are matching), 10 gage; 4-1/4” barrel, blue finish, checkered walnut grip with original lanyard ring. Early WW2 “crossed cannons” ordnance inspection mark on the left side of the frame, BOL inspector’s markings on the right side,. The top of the barrel is marked PISTOL, VERY, 10 GAGE M5 / Harrington & Richardson Arms Co. / Worcester, Mass., USA; United States Property markings to right side of frame. This type is never to be tried with regular 10-gage shotgun ammunition – these flare guns were designed only for shooting low-pressure flare cartridges and are likely going to disintegrate if tried with the modern ammo. That would be very dangerous, as well as illegal.
The overall condition is excellent showing little use; this flare pistol is only slightly used and mechanically excellent. Original blueing throughout; metal parts have just a few minor spots here and there. Solid oak handle grip is intact with no cracks or chips; a couple of minor contact marks are noted for accuracy. Not cleaned or tempered with; scarce in such authentic condition – a lot of these flare guns have been polished or cleaned to a semi-white condition.
This WW2 USN M5 Signal Pistol-flare gun is not a “firearm” under US law and needs no FFL to transfer or own; this WW-2 era flare gun is obsolete; its spare parts and flares are no longer made.
We have a few more 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 USN M5 Signal Pistol/flare gun has not been cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition; these are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the lot 😉
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