Webley Scott 1915 flare pistol

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Webley Scott 1915 flare pistol

This is a very nice early Great War example of the English military Mark III flare pistol, as issued and used during the last part of World War I. The Mark III signal pistol was adopted in 1911, as an improved version of the earlier Mark II pistol, which had been adopted in 1905. Like the previous Mk II pistol, it was a brass flare gun with a tilt-down, break open loading mechanism and a single action lockwork. Although the Mark III remained in production through the end of World War I, it had in fact been superseded by the Number 1 and Number 2 signal pistols which were manufactured from steel instead of brass. These patterns were adopted in 1915 and utilized many of the same parts as the Webley Mark VI service revolver. During the production of the Mk III signal pistol, at least five companies including WW Greener, Wolseley (Sheep Shearing Co.), Chubb (very rare – only 500 contracted for), Cogswell & Harrison and Webley & Scott.

This particular Mark III signal pistol was produced by Webley & Scott for the British military. The flare pistol is clearly marked with the (WINGED BULLET) / W & S trademark of the firm on the right side of the frame. The frame is also marked with the serial number 98625 forward of the trademark. The left side of the frame is marked in two lines: WEBLEY..Scott London, Birmingham,  the front part of the barrel has a slight bend which can be easily put back in original shape. some dings ont he original grips,  brass has not been cleaned, works perfect, all original.