The Germans have recently modified their signal pistol (see Tactical and
Technical Trends, No. 22, p. 38 and No. 27, p. 31) in order that greater accuracy
may be obtained.
A folding stock has been fitted to the butt of the pistol by a bracket which
is recessed to allow the pistol to be cocked. It is secured by a quick release clamp
immediately behind the trigger guard and by a small milled head screw which
engages into the pistol butt itself. The securing bracket is connected by means
of a hinged bracket to a hollow steel bar 10 inches long, at the end of which is an
adjustable leather padded butt.
A loose rifled liner slides into the barrel and is held in position by a lug
which fits into a slot in the extractor groove.
A sighting gear slides over the forward part of the barrel and is secured
by two screws. The sights consist of a combined folding front and rear sight,
spring-actuated, and mounted on a cylindrical sleeve which slides onto the barrel.