Includes 1 Original Leuchtpistole 42 made by HASAG with WA code
Condition: Good with minor blemishes generally as pictured.
Takes standard 26.5mm flares
(Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG, Abteilung Lampenfabrik, Leipzig)
"During the war, HASAG had factories in eight German cities and three Polish ones. Most of the workers were either forced laborers, primarily from eastern Europe, or prisoners from concentration camps." From WIKIPEDIA In 1947 all machinery and useful assets were removed to the
Soviet Union and the buildings were blown up.
"The Leuchtpistole 42 was a single shot, break action, smoothbore, flare gun that was a successor to the earlier Leuchtpistole 34. The Leuchtpistole 42 which was made from stamped mild steel components, was galvanized to stop corrosion and used bakelite for the pistol grips. The focus of the Leuchtpistole 42 was to reduce the consumption of light alloys, reduce reliance on machined components, reduce production time, and reduce production costs. Despite being made from mild steel and stamped components it was considered rugged and its rough appearance didn't hinder its functionality. However, the Leuchtpistole 42 was nearly 390 g (14 oz) heavier than its predecessor."