Anyway, I was able to buy it from him for $225 complete with 10 flare canisters dating from 1945 to 1958.
As many of you know, the barrel lugs are to hold the gun in a socket receptical in the side or top of the fuselage of the aircraft. If the radios were out upon returning from a mission, different color flares were used to signal problems with the aircraft or casualties on board.
Quite a novelty item, huh?
I have seen most shown as hammerless. This one has a hammer, but is DA only.
Anyone have any feedback on this particular model with hammer and how stable would the flare cartridges be?
Edited by Mickey D, 07 August 2008 - 08:09 PM.