USAF AN-M8 Aircraft flare pistol in 1.5″ calibre with 4″ barrel. The barrel has an external thread which screws into an aperture within the aircraft and the top release locks into position.
This was the standard WW2 issue flare pistol to the USAF and had stamped aluminium frame, with black Bakelite pistol grip and a steel hinged 37mm breech loading barrel; thumb barrel release and gun cock handle on top. Frame is marked “WMSC” “US Property Pistol Pyrotechnic M8”
De-activated in 2021 with UK De-activation as this does not come under EU/UK regulation therefore has working action
Price includes UK & NI Postage, cannot post overseas