Made of aluminum, this empty Signal Flare is in EXCELLENT condition considering its age. Retains approx 85% original paint and finish, with NO damage! Some slight wear and marks, but nothing that detracts. This was originally a LONGER casing…but for some reason it was cut down (probably by the previous collector to match the length of the standard size). Pilots would store these in the large pockets in the standard issue flight pants (see photo). A VERY NICE example, it would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display!