British No.1 Mk 1 Flare Pistol with shoulder stock

01. Original name Pistol, signal, 1 I/2-inch, No. 1 Mark I, with ancillary shoulder piece (butt) attached  
02. Other official names No.1 Mk 1 Signal Pistol  
03. Popular names   
04. Chamberings 37mm  
05. Designed by Webley & Scott  
06. Design date 1914  
07. In service date(s) 1914 onwards. Observed in use by British military in N Ireland during 1970s   
08. Adopted by Royal Flying Corps  
09. Production quantities During WW1, 26,400 made by Webley & Scott  
10. Mechanism Utilises the frame of the Webley & Scott Mk IV revolver: steel frame and barrel, single and double action, stirrup latch retains barrel. Wood stock..  
11. Weight 7.75lb (3.5kg)  
12. Mountings Length 26″ (660mm) barrel 10″ (254mm)  
13. Practicality in action Originally made for Royal Flying Corps to fire heavy charge parachute flares for ground to aircraft signalling  
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