Turkish Signal Pistol : Farrier Sergeant J Belcher, 5 Light Horse Regiment, AIF

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number REL/16931
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made Unknown
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Turkish single shot break open breach loading flare pistol with numerous Turkish Arabic inscriptions on barrel near the breach. The pistol frame also has Turkish inspection marks inscribed. Barrel made from brass and the frame is steel. Black plastic grip with the manufacturers mark of a H within a diamond in the top quarter. The lanyard ring is missing from the butt.

History / Summary

This flare pistol was captured on Gallipoli by Farrier Sergeant John Thornhill Belcher of the 5th Light Horse Regiment.