8/14/18 - This is a rare Erma Kampfpistole from 1941, also referred to as the Model Z. There were only 15,000 produced by Erma from 1939 to 1942. It was a modified flare gun that has a rifled bore and requires an FFL/C&R, as it could be used for both flares and grenades. Though marginal in an anti-armor role, the payloads could be deadly to lighter vehicles and fortifications. The 'Z' proof on the left side denotes 'zuege', and it is white phosphorescent to identify in the dark. The proof sits above the factory 'ayf 41' proof. Waffen marks are visible on barrel, frame and trigger assembly (280 proof). The pistol is in excellent condition with excellent original finish on the frame, while the anodized barrel shows a green tinge. Comes with two original spent flare casings.