German Kommandantur Lille Flare Pistol

01. Original name German Kommandantur Lille Flare Pistol  
02. Other official names Kommandantur Lille Signal Pistol  
03. Popular names   
04. Chamberings 26.5 mm 4 Gauge  
05. Designed by Belgian design  
06. Design date Manufactured 1915-1918  
07. In service date(s) 1915  
08. Adopted by German military forces  
09. Production quantities Made in Liege, Belgium during German occupation  
10. Mechanism Steel frame and 8″ barrel. Lock on RHS of receiver releases swing over barrel. Striker cocked by pulling large knob to the rear.  
11. Weight 3.5lb (1.5kg)  
12. Mountings   
13. Practicality in action   
14. Comments / Other information Manufactured 1915-1918 and of Belgian design and manufacture taken over by the Germans during WW1. Swing over barrel, steel frame, wooden grips.