6/9/17 - This is an original 1943 dated WW2 Navy Signal pistol. The hammerless flare gun is in great shape with some normal aging and use wear. The bore is fairly clean with minor residue and normal wear. The top of the barrel is maker stamped and dated. The grips indicate this is a USN issued signal pistol. The barrel is 6 inches long. This pistol is fully functional with no mechanical flaws. Guaranteed original.