Dec 21, 2012
Japanese Type 97 Naval Flare Pistol
WW2 surplus flare pistol from the Chinese fishing boat
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.
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.
12 GAUGE SAFETY LAUNCHER WITH BANDOLIER
(4) 12 GAUGE HP RED AERIAL FLARES – IN DISPLAY PACKAGE.
Flare Gun Specs:
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!
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.
Inland Boaters – Coastal Boaters – Offshore Boaters