German model M1928 flare gun which is dated 1939 and maker stamped also has 2 waffen stamps on the other side all clear to see belonging to a Soldier of the 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend .The gun which is de activated by condition as all the trigger and firing mechanism are not there the gun still retains a lot of original colour it is a bit pitted and damaged especially to the end of the barrel but still opens and closes ok but does not stayed closed by its self.The gun has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display and a rare one for the collection.The gun was recovered near Evrecy which was there assembly area on the 6th June 1944 in Normandy.A very nice and very rare SS relic from the famous Normandy battlefield.The gun comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures
The 12th ss Panzer division's advance to the areas near the British–Canadian landing beaches of Sword and Juno beaches proceeded slowly due to Allied air attacks. The first units of the 12th SS finally reached their assembly area near Evrecy at 22:00 hours on 6 June. Once they arrived and moved into position north-west of Caen. They first saw action on the morning of 7 June 1944 as part of the German defensive operations at Caen against the Canadians after battles in Normandy the Division had suffered 80 per cent losses.
THIS ITEM IS FREE UK SHIPPING. FOR INTERNATIONAL BUYERS. IT IS AT A REDUCED RATE. PLEASE ASK BEFORE PURCHASE