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Picked this up at a local auction today.

 

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Does your M8 have a manufacturing mark of "EVCC?"

 

You may be surprised to learn that it stands for "Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Company." They are the most commonly encountered manufacturer.

 

David Albert

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Does your M8 have a manufacturing mark of "EVCC?"

 

You may be surprised to learn that it stands for "Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Company." They are the most commonly encountered manufacturer.

 

David Albert

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That is a surprise.

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  • 2 weeks later...

The going price for M8 Flare Pistols is between $75 to $150. I have one, and examine every M8 that I see at gun shows. I estimate that 75% of them are Eureka Vacuum Cleaner manufactured, based on the ones I've seen.

 

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com

NRA Life Member
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association

International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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The going price for M8 Flare Pistols is between $75 to $150. I have one, and examine every M8 that I see at gun shows. I estimate that 75% of them are Eureka Vacuum Cleaner manufactured, based on the ones I've seen.

 

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com

 

That price range seems more legit. :thumbsup:

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Bought this Eureka at a gun show, seller said "Make an offer" got it for $25.

 

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That's not an offer! That's robbery!

Darby

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Wow! With the holster, too! Very nice sample at a steal of a price...

 

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com

NRA Life Member
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association

International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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I just found a 1942 dated M8 signal Pistol, chipping enamel finish, manufactured by Eureka VCC, is this manufacturer more common than McInerney? Is 1942 a scarcer year than 1943-4?

Thanks, andy

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Guys did the M8 flare pistol ever feature in an Infantry company T & OE or was the smaller Sklar model more infantry based.

 

Regards

 

Lloyd

What do you need another one of those for.....you have 6 of them already ?.........

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my girlfriend to me on a regular basis as another piece of US WW2 "Green stuff" aka militaria arrives in the post..:-)

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Johan Willaert

Infantry units were commonly issued the M9 projectore, while the AN-M8 was more a Navy and AAF item...

 

That being said here's a picture of a 101AB GI in Holland with the M8 (which he might have taken from a plane???) and pictures of the M8 and M9 to illustrate the difference

 

 

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Thanks Johan ...perfect

 

Regards

 

Lloyd

What do you need another one of those for.....you have 6 of them already ?.........

:blink:

 

my girlfriend to me on a regular basis as another piece of US WW2 "Green stuff" aka militaria arrives in the post..:-)

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