This pyrotechnic pistol or flare gun was manufactured by Smith & Wesson in WWII. It could be mounted in an aircraft such as a B-17 and used to shoot flares.
Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.
Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.