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German Hand & Rifle Grenades
Bulletin No. 59, March 7, 1944
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27 mm. Grenade and Signal Pistol


Overall length       9.75 inches.
Length of barrel       6.17 inches.
Total Weight       1 lb. 9½ oz.
Maximum Range       100 yards.


This is the standard Walther signal pistol which has been modified by rifling the bore and by the provision of a small dial sight. With these alterations H.E. grenades and smoke grenades are fired.

[Walther 27 mm. Grenade and Signal Pistol (Kampfpistole)]


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