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 Post subject: Signal Drift Flare
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:11 am 
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Saw this at a gun show in Minnisota guy had 2 but had sold one by the time I got to see all the tables. so I grabbed this up when I got back to his table. I think it might still be live though :-o

http://www.flickr.com/photos/16343279@N08/sets/72157632159959226/


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 Post subject: Re: Signal Drift Flare
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:48 am 
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Cool. How were these used? It almost looks like a mortar shell

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 Post subject: Re: Signal Drift Flare
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:56 am 
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from what I can tell you screwed a detonator into the nose and they dropped it from a plane and when it made contact it set of a flare inside and shot the light out the back and it floated.


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 Post subject: Re: Signal Drift Flare
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:01 pm 
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interesting piece , did you get that when you were here this past year ?


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 Post subject: Re: Signal Drift Flare
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:51 pm 
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I got it in September when I was there.


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 Post subject: Re: Signal Drift Flare
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:41 am 
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tick-----tick------tick.
It looks in marvelous shape.


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 Post subject: Re: Signal Drift Flare
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Another version of the MK 4 without the nose cone also 1942.
Varnished wood body cork lined interior with very heavy metal fins to hold flare or smoke candle (day or night use) out of the water.


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 Post subject: Re: Signal Drift Flare
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thats really cool , wood looks really nice on that


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