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LP34 Flare Pistol Ammo?
Old 05-23-2019, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default LP34 Flare Pistol Ammo?

Is there any modern flare pistol ammo that works in LP34’s?


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Old 05-23-2019, 09:48 PM   #2
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The 27mm flare cartridges in various types and colors are around and can be found on line. I’m not up on current prices but I would guess maybe 5 dollars each and cheaper in quantity
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These look like they’ll work. Anyone think they won’t? What colors would the Germans have access too?

http://www.americanspecialtyammo.com/26_5mm.html


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Old 05-23-2019, 10:09 PM   #4
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Also check Sportsman Guide.

These are all correct and I guess that 26.5 is more correct than 27mm. I have the German cartridge specs and types around here somewhere
They had a wide array

Basic flare colors of red, green, yellow and white for sure existed I would guess star cluster and parachute types. I have those two for mine
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Thank you for the info, extremely helpful. One more question, what are the laws like regarding flare pistols? Last thing I want is the cops to be called because someone saw a flare go off.


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Old 05-23-2019, 10:32 PM   #6
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Sorry I can not help you there. I have no doubt it varies greatly and should be generally like fireworks. Red is considered emergency so may want to avoid that one and the bigger concern should be not to use if any fire conditions exist. Some people have farms or access to desert and lakes and other places where these are not a problem
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:40 AM   #7
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Hi,
I would make the same comments.
For instance, if you play with launching a flare from on boat on the see - you have the right and is part of the board emergency kit - and depending on where you are, you may have the visit of the local rescue team ... and they may not appreciate (for sure) that you play with that.
At the opposite, in a desert, it may save your life.
In a forest during a hot summer, you may generate a big fire.
So, if you want to fire a signal flare, think about the risks first ....
It may cost you more that the price of the cartridge.
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I have fired 100s of DDR and Czech 26.5mm flares of all types: smoke, illumination, star cluster, etc. They are not toys and as stated, can be a pretty serious fire hazard. Loud in terms of like discharging a firearm, so you just can't fire them anywhere.

The Czech ones can still be found with prices starting at $35-40 per box of 10 at many gun shows. The East German ones, especially the parachute illumination rounds, are tough to find now.
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as mentioned, all the czech and east german and other Military Surplus flares will work in an LP34. I shoot those a lot as well over New Year, in snow.

There is a lot of parachute Flares (polish) here on the market at present. Longer and more powerful than the czech parachute Flares, and work well. Parachute Flares used to be hart to come by and expensive, but at present not hard to find and not too expensive. Other suplus (mostly czech) highly available at nearly all times.
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These look like they’ll work. Anyone think they won’t? What colors would the Germans have access too?

http://www.americanspecialtyammo.com/26_5mm.html


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Best prices and selection of 26.5mm military surplus Czech flares and smoke in the USA are at www.Dansammo.com. Pretty much any other seller is simply reselling what they guy wholesale from Dansammo. He brought shipping containers full of them many years ago.
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They are also sometimes described as Caliber 4. Hearing protection is a must and I strongly advice to hold the gun with both hands the very first time you shoot, just that you learn the kickback. It's quite a strong kickback and something you would not expect if you never fired one.
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They are also sometimes described as Caliber 4. Hearing protection is a must and I strongly advice to hold the gun with both hands the very first time you shoot, just that you learn the kickback. It's quite a strong kickback and something you would not expect if you never fired one.


Thanks for the tip, will be sure to do! Need to buy one first though haha!


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Hearing protection is a must and I strongly advice to hold the gun with both hands the very first time you shoot, just that you learn the kickback. It's quite a strong kickback and something you would not expect if you never fired one.
I agree. And hold it over your head straight up. If you put in front of you like a pistol, and are not prepared for the recoil, you might be eating the flare gun. Plus, if something goes wrong (barrel burst, etc) it will be above your head. Powerful ammo in old flare guns...
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