This particular flare gun is the GECO Flare Gun which is commonly referred to as simply the German Flare Gun by most collectors. This would be a 1960 era flare gun, with the manufacturing materials and methods taking you back to the era where people took pride in complicated designs. This flare gun has so many parts that are highly refined that it will remind you of a classic Mercedes.
The GECO Flare Pistol has come with both wooden and plastic grips, so collectors will want examples of both. We have sold far more blued GECO Signal Pistols than parkerized, so look for parkerized guns if you want a rarer pistol for your collection.
The GECO Flare Gun is by far our best-selling flare gun of all time.
Recently discovered in Germany, a small lot of original German Geco LP2 flare gun kits have been made available. Each 1960s vintage kit contains one Geco LP2 flare pistol in very good to excellent condition, one waterproof vinyl holster with shoulder strap, and one folding flare case with shoulder strap.
The German Geco LP2 flare pistol is extremely sought after by collectors and is the highest quality military issue flare pistol produced. The 6″ blued steel barrel is chambered in the common 26.5mm round. All parts of the flare pistol are made of steel except for the two brown Bakelite grips. Each flare pistol is in very good to excellent condition and is fully operational.
The vinyl holster made for the Geco LP2 is a flap-over style holster with canvas retention strap sewn onto the flap. Each water resistant holster includes an adjustable shoulder strap that is mounted to the integral “D” rings that are sewn onto the backside of the holster.
Included in the LP2 Flare Pistol kit is a quad-folding canvas flare case. The four canvas flaps of the case fold back and out of the way to expose numerous canvas or leather flare bandolier loops. Each water resistant case measures approximately 7.5″ wide by 7.5″long by 1.5″ thick and securely holds a dozen 26.5mm flares.
Due to the nature of military surplus, some slight variances in color or material of the holsters or flare cases are possible. Each flare pistol has been inspected for completeness of assembly. Before firing any projectiles, we suggest taking flare pistol to a gunsmith for inspection. For liability reasons, no returns will be taken on these collectable flare pistol kits.