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.
In 1940, the designation “Mod. 34” was changed to “Mod. Heer”…and featured a different hammer as well as a load indicator. Later changes included different types of grip plates and lanyard ring.
Made of steel, this early Flare Pistol is in EXCELLENT used condition! Made quite early (due to the manufacture name printed in full), it retains approx. 90% original paint and finish! There are some very slight marks and wear, but nothing that detracts. 100% complete, it is totally functional! Made by Walther, all markings are clear. I do not see any military waffenamts or inspection stamps…so it could be an export model. All parts are original to this gun however, I believe the upper assembly was replaced (factory overhaul?), as the serial numbers do not match. Would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display!