This particular pistol is a really wonderful, EXCELLENT condition, early World War II example. The pistol was produced by Walther in 1940 and is marked with the typical AC code for Walther, and dated 1940. The pistol has the matching serial number 8074 / g on both the barrel and the frame. The left side of the pistol is bears four (EAGLE) / 359 waffenamt marks and with a pair of (EAGLE) / (Inverted HEART) proof marks as well. The pistol functions perfectly, and is mechanically excellent. The gun retains about 93%+ of the original blackened finish, with some minor wear and loss at the muzzle and along the high edges of the pistol. There is also some minor thinning to the finish along the barrel. The bore of the pistol is perfect and mirror bright. Typically signal pistols show some pitting in their aluminum bores. The pistol retains the original lanyard ring in the butt. The two-piece checkered Bakelite grips are in EXCELLENT condition and retain very sharp checkering with only the most minor handling marks. The grips are free of chips, cracks or repairs. This is uncommon, as the brittle Bakelite is easily chipped and cracked, particularly at the front and rear edges. These grips do not show any of this typical damage, only some light scuffing along the bottom edges.
Overall this is really a top notch example of an early World War II German flare pistol. It is in really wonderful condition, functions perfectly and has nearly perfect grips. It is very difficult to find these signal pistols in this condition and this will be a fabulous addition to your collection of WWII German militaria or WWII era flare guns.SOLD