SOLD FOR: $3,260.55
Make: Japanese, for the Imperial Navy
Markings: The left frame is marked “P.A.T / 93006”. Across the top of the receiver at the top barrel is marked with the maker’s mark (Kayaba Kogyo company), “1614” (serial number), and a navy anchor. There is also hand written Kangi characters in white ink on the left side of the left chamber. The lock stud is marked “1614”, as is the top flat of the frame.
Condition: This flare gun is in Excellent condition and appears to function correctly with cocking lever, barrel selector and barrel break lever all functional. The holster is in Fine condition with dry leather. There are no tears or losses to the material but the holster is missing its shoulder strap.
Paperwork / Accessories: This flare pistol comes with official war department documentation for a PFC. Kestner, giving permission for him to bring this flare pistol back from the Pacific theater. The paperwork has discoloration and some losses from age and folding, rating in Very Good legible condition. A printout of information regarding this pistol is included as well.
Our Assessment: This is a three barrel 28mm Japanese flare pistol type 90, made from 1930 to 1945 during the period of the Second World War. This is one of 5,500 known to have been produced and rates in Excellent condition, showing only minor wear marks. The pistol’s serial number, 1614, is reflected on the barrel lock stud, top of the barrel set and inside frame flat. A correct leather holster is included in Fine condition, along with bring back paperwork from 1945. This is a rare opportunity to own an incredibly unique WWII item. Please see our pictures and good luck.