Flare Guns

Category:
tool
Description:

Japanese Type 97 Naval Flare Pistol

WW2 surplus flare pistol from the Chinese fishing boat

Single barrel
28mm flares

Mechanically, these flare pistols are pretty simple. The Type 97 uses an internal hammer that is cocked when the breech is opened. The 28mm flares used were 90mm to 94mm in length, with cardboard bodies and brass (early) or steel (late) bases. They were made in white, yellow, red, blue, green, and black. I’m not sure how a black flare works, but apparently they had them.

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Emergency Signaling Flare Gun – Orion Signals

Borrowed from the Nauti Girl

A 12 gauge alerter and signal device. The Alerter Basic 4 is a USCG approved flare gun for day or night time signaling.

Pack Includes:
12 GAUGE SAFETY LAUNCHER WITH BANDOLIER
(4) 12 GAUGE HP RED AERIAL FLARES – IN DISPLAY PACKAGE.
Flare Gun Specs:

500 foot altitude 16,000 candela candle power 7 second flare burn time Exceeds US Coast Guard Requirements Dimensions: 1 1/4″ × 7″ × 12 1/4". 1 lb Life time warranty from Orion Signals

This device can save a life. Useful for all boaters, pilots, travelers and outdoorsmen. Keep in your survival kits or emergency kits.
Get U.S. Coast Guard Approved!
Requirements:

All boats over 16’ must carry a minimum of 3 approved signals. As flares expire, they must be replaced every 3 years.

Instructions for Loading and Launching:

Fire only after sighting potential rescuers. Break launcher barrel open, insert ORION 12 gauge HP aerial flare and close launcher. Hold launcher above eye level, point straight up, and squeeze trigger. Repeat with 2nd signal, fire in tandem.

Recommended For:

Inland Boaters – Coastal Boaters – Offshore Boaters

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Flare Guns

Dec 21, 2012 big_g