GERMAN WW1 DRUCKKNOPF FLARE PISTOL
Chinese made copy of the German WW1 era "push button" flare pistol. Steel barrel with brass frame, plain wood grips. Chinese character stamped on left side of frame. Bottom of frame and top of barrel are marked with superimposed diamonds over "28-9" and the serial number. Spur trigger. Lanyard ring on butt. Finish on the barrel has browned with surface rust spotting and scattered minor pitting. Mechanically needs work, hammer does not hold back and barrel lockup is a bit loose. From the collection of Dr. Geoffrey Sturgess.