German Signal Pistol

Place Europe: Western Front
Accession Number RELAWM16728
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Physical description Brass, Wood
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

German all brass construction signal pistol. Hinged break open frame with a double side bar release and a half octagonal barrel that has a flared muzzle. The two piece grips are plain wood and both chipped. The butt is stamped 'S1 B2' and the back strap has '99.R.8.2'.

History / Summary

The markings on this pistol are believed to indicate that it was originally issued to the 99th German Infantry Regiment, 8th Battalion, Pistol number 2.

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