This is a WW2 US Aircrew M8 flare gun with very rare brown leather holster.
The flare gun is over here in Europe not that easy to find, however the holster is the first we’ve ever encountered. It’s made of brown leather with a presssbutton on the front and a metalic reverse backplate.
With dark black grips and with fine markings in a large triangle that read: “U.S. Property Pistol Pyrotechnic M-8”. Interestingly the holster is marked with “made in Canada”.
In good working condition.
This is an important historical collectable, for sure a great add to any USA collection!
Important to know: these flare guns are legal and free to own in the Netherlands for persons of 18 year or older (flare guns are even today still in civilian use on e.g boats and ships). We only sell to those persons of 18+ years of age and countries where its free to own these flare guns, made before the 1st of January 1945.