The Fritz Walther “Leuchtpistole 34″ flare gun was manufactured from 1926 to 1943. It was used in all branches of the Wehrmacht until the end in 1945, then continued its service life in various armies after the war.
Brand: Germany, Walther
Model: Leuchtpistole 34
AYF 40 with aluminum barrel.
Serial number: 1336 (MSN 10197) Post-war conversion to L-4K. Redesignated ZL-4K on August 26, 1947. Recovered at Tinker Field on September 20, 1949.
Barrel length: 6”.
Type of action: Single shot flare gun
Markings: The left side of the pistol is marked “Z”, “13”, “1336” and “AYF 40”. The right side of the barrel and frame is marked with the German eagle, twice.
Stock configuration and condition: The grips are original Baklite with a good fit. The checkering is crisp overall, with no visible cracks or chips. Grips are in excellent overall condition.
Finish type: Black
Overall condition: Scratches throughout the gun. Overall, this distress pistol is in good condition.
Mechanics: The action works properly and is tight.
Summary: Flare guns are becoming increasingly popular with collectors. They are easily traded in without additional paperwork or cumbersome transfer fees. This WWII German flare gun is properly marked, in good condition, and would be a great addition to any collection.
Transferability: This flare gun can be sold to anyone over the age of 18 with valid identification.