USN Model 1861 Coston Flare / Signal Pistol -1870

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10/27/2019 11:23 PM
Item 823860903
Location West Palm Beach, FL 33411-4539
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This is a RARE Coston U.S.Navy Flare Pistol Model 1861 and issued in 1870. Manufactured at the U.S.N.Y.W. ( United States Navy Yard Washington ). Only a tiny number were issued in 1870.

Only 1000 of the M-1861 Navys were manufactured. They were used until they were replaced by the 1882 Very Pistol. Many were lost in battle and others melted down. So This is a rare find indeed.

The M-1861 Model flareguns were the first flareguns in the world. This one is an Excellent Example. It Functions perfectly, and has a beautiful mellow yellow Patina on the Brass. This flaregun was used, but never abused. Don't pass up this great example.

The Coston flare gun is a percussion gun where when fired the cap ignites the flare which burns in the gun. The signalman holds the pistol where the flare can be seen. signalmen had a very high mortality rate in battle.

No Reserve ! Antique, Part of my 1000 piece flare gun collection I have up for sale. I have a few Super Rare Coston Flares that I will list later for $1000 ea. See my other auctions for more great deals out of my collection. Contact me with any questions.

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