German Druckknopf 26.5mm Flare Pistol


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01. Original name DRUCKKNOPF FLARE PISTOL  
08. Adopted by Germany  
10. Mechanism  German WW1 era "push button" flare pistol. Steel barrel with brass frame, plain wood grips, spur trigger  
04. Chamberings 26.5mm  
05. Designed by J.K.  
13. Practicality in action For aircraft use the Drucknopf was better adapted being lighter, smaller than the Hebel, but also could be operated with only one hand.  
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