Pen Gun? Flare Gun?

fox1371

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It looks like a pen flare initiator however there's a pocket clip on it, which I have never seen. If it is the initiator, then it will shoot pen flares and set off shot gun primers for you. They're great for initiating shock tube/NONEL. Looks a little old though :)
 

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It looks like a pen flare initiator however there's a pocket clip on it, which I have never seen. If it is the initiator, then it will shoot pen flares and set off shot gun primers for you. They're great for initiating shock tube/NONEL. Looks a little old though :)

The "knob" half way down is the trigger, found it at my dad's;so no telling how old it is. Guess I need to find some flares to play with (HH6 will shit a brick on this, LOL).
 

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I prefer 12ga flares myself. ;) Bigger bang for the buck. But pen flares are fun, my Dad has a couple but he's not willing to let them out of his sticky fingers yet.
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The "knob" half way down is the trigger, found it at my dad's;so no telling how old it is. Guess I need to find some flares to play with (HH6 will shit a brick on this, LOL).
Yeah I noticed your trigger haha. Nothing but a spring loaded firing pin inside of a case. Simple and effective. Have fun! Make sure plenty of alcohol is involved :)
 

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Check with your Coast Guard friends they still issue them for their life vests.
Work very well not so much with alcohol involved. or in my case not with alcohol.
 

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Mmm... can't recognize the model. The big problem with pen flares is that each manufacturer of the flares also makes their own launcher... becomes an issue, since some of the military ones also function as an initiator for shock tube, while others are only good for flares.
 

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When i was in the stan we (for some unknown reason) let the ANP rock them.... until one guy , while trying to shoot it at some kid, shot himself in the shoulder with it.
 

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I carried one of these in Vietnam. They came with red and with green flares. The only problem was that if you were signalling a helicopter with a flare, the chopper pilots could easily mistake the flare for a tracer. The red ones looked like American tracers and the green looked like VC/NVA tracers.
 
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