Model: Mark 5
Serial Number: 242692 A2
Year of Manufacture: 1942-1946
Caliber: 19.6 mm
Action Type: Single Shot Hinged Barrel
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Signal Pistol Mark 5 R.F. Sedgley Inc. 1943”. The bottom of the barrel and the right side of the frame are marked “242692 A2”, and the right side of the metal is marked circle “S”. The grips are marked “USN” on both panels. The holster is marked “Signal Pistol Holster / Mk. 5”.
Barrel Length: 6 5/8”
Sights / Optics: This pistol is mounted without sights.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are part of the frame. The grips are checkered. There are nicks and scratches all around and small chips missing on the bottom of the grip. The grips rate in about Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Painted Aluminum
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dark and smooth. There is mild erosion present.
Overall Condition:This flare pistol retains about 50% of its metal finish. There is wear to the barrel and numerous nicks. The metal of the frame shows erosion thinning and scratching. The Screw heads are sharp and undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this flare pistol rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger cycles and the button for tilting the barrel functions correctly. We did not fire this flare pistol. The muzzle of the barrel is misshapen but should be fixable with a mandrel.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A correct holster is provided. The holster is canvas and except for being dirty is in Excellent condition. The stitching is intact all around and there are no holes or tears.
Our Assessment: This is a well preserved WWII flare pistol genuine USN made by Sedgley of “Kolby” fame and a longtime US manufacturer. Here is a classic correct WWII instrument to add to your collection.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R flare pistol can be transferred to anyone 18 years of age with valid ID.
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