JGA 27 977

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  1. gracie01

    gracie01 New Member

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    I have an old gun that belonged to my father. It is stamped JGA 27 977 on it. I was wondering if someone could tell me what it is an about what it might be worth? I attempted to upload pics. Not sure if it worked? Thank you. Pam

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    wow that sure looks old i am sure someone will be along to help u
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    It is WW1 German Flare pistol. Can you get a picture with the breech open? Push the bottom lever forward and the top portion should fall forward at the pivot screw. In excellent shape they can bring $300.00
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    Welcome to the forum Gracie,

    Was your father a World War 1 or 2 vet? You have a German flare gun made by Johann Gustav Anschutz. They are fairly common and in condition shown value maybe $100-$150.
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    He was in WWII.I attached a couple more pics. Thanks a lot for looking at it. Pam

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    I posted a couple more pics. Thx for looking.
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    He was in WWII. That may have belonged to my grandfather originaly. I can't believe something that old is worth so little. It makes a nice decoration.
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    I believe some were still in use WW-2. My value guesstimate may be low, but flare guns are not nearly as popular with collectors as regular firearms, and condition is a big factor, as yours unfortunately shows a lot of rust.
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    Don't feel bad. I have my grandfathers WW1 Helmet with the liner and it's only worth about $150. He was with the Old Hickory Unit out of North Carolina.
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    That old saying " old does not mean gold " , An item can be rare and very old, but if no one wants or desires it, then what is the value? Sorry about that.
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    I have one of those too! Minus the lining. Way too cool to sell for that little amount of money.
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    I have one of those too! Without the lining though. I wouldn't sell it for that little amount. It is very nostalgic.

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