The Leuchtpistole 34 was a single shot, break action, smoothbore, flare gun designed and produced by Walther that was a successor to the earlier Leuchtpistole 26. The Leuchtpistole 26 was of steel construction, was blued to stop corrosion, and had dyed oak pistol grips. While the Leuchtpistole 34’s frame was machined from duralumin, the barrel was machined from steel, was blued to stop corrosion, and had bakelite pistol grips. Due to the use of light alloys, the Leuchtpistole 34 was lighter than its predecessor and the trigger guard was enlarged so the user could fire the gun in cold weather while wearing gloves.
Made of aluminum and steel, this Flare Pistol is in EXCELLENT used condition! Made earlier in the war, it retains approx 98% original paint and finish! There are some very slight marks and wear, but nothing that detracts. 100% complete, it is totally functional! Clearly marked as having been manufactured by Erma-Erfurt (coded “ayf”), it is dated 1940. All parts are original to this gun and part numbers match. Numerous Waffenamts and Inspection Stamps throughout. Would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display!