British Schermuly Rocket Pistol Apparatus (SPRA) in good condition.

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British Schermuly Rocket Pistol Apparatus (SPRA) in good condition.

 

"This was a gun that could shoot off lines over a distance of 250 yards. Versatile, think of lifelines, phone lines, barbed wire etc. etc. It was also during the first world war that the idea came to develop this kind of items to make communication at the front safer by firing off messages, instead of sending messengers ("runners") and for the construction of barbed wire fences. Developed by William Schermully at the end of WW1 and from 1920 officially purchased by the British army. The gun has saved many a life at sea from that period and was during WW2 used extensively both on land and sea."

This one is pretty sharp and still has the original grips. No pitting on the barrel which retains approx 97 % of the original color.  Works perfect and bore is fine,. one of the better ones that I have seen.

Total length is over 22 inch, barrel 14 inch.