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Date
1914 – 1919
Material
metal; wood
Catalogue Number
105.05.0001
Description
Military issue gun for shooting flares. The gun is a top break single action, with a short, wide brass barrel and breech, steel trigger, hammer, barrel release and joining screws, and a rounded wooden grip. There is a steel ring at the butt end of the grip. The flare gun is marked: inside action…
Title
Flare Gun
Date
1914 – 1919
Material
metal; wood
Dimensions
15.0 x 4.0 x 21.0 cm
Description
Military issue gun for shooting flares. The gun is a top break single action, with a short, wide brass barrel and breech, steel trigger, hammer, barrel release and joining screws, and a rounded wooden grip. There is a steel ring at the butt end of the grip. The flare gun is marked: inside action: “697”; inside action on underside of barrel: “39697”; left side of barrel: “ ‘16”; an arrow; two stamps with crowns and numbers; on frame underneath barrel on left side: “WEBLEY & SCOTT LTD LONDON & BIRMINGHAM”; an arrow; “‘16”; “III”; same stamps as above; on frame underneath barrel on right side: “W&S” beneath a stamped logo; serial number “39697.”
Subject
souvenirs
military
rescue equipment
emergency equipment
Credit
Gift of Pearl Evelyn Moore, Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
105.05.0001
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