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Luftwaffe Leuchtpistole Model M1928 in Relic Condition - Click for the bigger picture

Luftwaffe Leuchtpistole Model M1928 in Relic Condition

Despite being recovered from a crash site and distorted by fire and impact damage, it is still recognisable as a flare pistol issued to Luftwaffe aircrew in WWII. While we don't have any information on the actual crash details, we were told it was recovered in the Hastings area of East Sussex and as it is clearly dated 1939, could well relate to a Battle of Britain incident. It carries various acceptance and waffenampt stamps. This item is for sale in as recovered condition and the breach is jammed, the lock, trigger and hammer are all seized with distortion due to the crash and fire. Despite this it makes a fine souvenir and would undoubtedly have a story to tell if it could talk.