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#1 firebaseb

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 09:59 AM

I've had this for awhile & thought I would post it to get your ideas on its use. I was told it was carried by Navy pilots in their survival raft gear. I have the old wax 12 ga. very pistol round & it fits great. It breaks into two peices & has a simple spring loaded firing pin with a lever that swivels for a saftey. I posted the I.D. nomenclature on one of the pictures. Look's like one would have to wear a glove maybe when fired. :think:

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#2 AK101

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 11:45 AM

Nice, I have one w/ a about 16 rounds sealed in individual water proofed plastic tubes. I also have some unopened cans of the flares.

Neat items, though I have never fired one...... :w00t:

#3 Charlie Flick

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 12:23 PM

Hello Firebase:

Those Navy signal projectors are pretty neat little items. The signal cartridges are actually 10 gauge, not 12 gauge.

Take a look at this earlier thread for some more information on them.

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Charlie Flick

http://www.usmilitar...d...t=0&start=0

#4 juvatwad

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 01:00 PM

It was part of the M-592 survival back pack for pilots. You can see it's packaged with the flares in a brown envelope.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/juvatwad/m592a.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/juvatwad/M592b.jpg


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