GERMAN WW1 KOMMANDANTUR LILLE FLARE GUN
Manufactured 1915-1918 and of Belgian design and manufacture taken over by the Germans during WW1. Swing over barrel, steel frame, wooden grips. Matching numbers on barrel and frame. No metal finish. Stamped on left grip "MKD/LILLE". Used, pitting on the metal parts. Grips show wear and handling, left panel with a crack at the tip. Barrel does not have a positive lock, simply swings over and down. Mechanism functions fine. From the collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess.