German Flare Gun

The German Flare Gun is an authentic German army surplus flare gun. These flare guns were made from the late 1950s till the 1970s by Geco and were the standard issue flare gun of the West German army. Designed to fire European military 26.5mm flares, these military issue flare guns are made to withstand not only combat conditions but also the recoil from this larger flare.

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The GECO flare gun is a vintage German army surplus 26.5mm flare gun. Designed to fire a wide assortment of 26.5mm flares, these German built flare guns are well made and more refined than other European flare guns from the same era. The fit, function, and overall operation of the GECO flare gun is superior to virtually all other flare guns from the same era and it still ranks high even with compared to modern day flare guns.

We have just received a new shipment of these unique flare guns. Examining the date codes on each one, we have seen dates ranging from 1959 up until 1973. Each flare gun is unique with the condition varied between each and date codes being spread across so many months and years. Our expert team has ensured that each flare gun functions and does not have any cracked grips that would take away from the value or operation. The finish on each flare gun will show signs of use and age, as all are over 40+ years old and were actually used by soldiers in the West German and later German army.

  • Authentic German Army Surplus
  • Made by GECO
  • Fires 26.5mm Flares
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Geco Flare Gun
Review by Dennis
Very nice flare gun in used but not abused good condition. Mine is made 8/64. It was cheaper a few years ago. But it is now 6/16 & I was lucky still to get one. Also ordered the holster to go with it. Nice historic item. Thank you Keep Shooting!
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Outstanding Vintage Bundesgrenzschutz Issue! 1961
Review by Sharky
The flare pistol I received was in outstanding shape, slight wear to the blued barrel, and parkerized frame. It is dated 1961 and has the old BMI agency stamp indicating it was Bundesgrenzschutz issued (German Border Police BGS). The BMI stamp was slightly ground off to decommission it and a DE BMI stamp added to indicate the German Agency that surplussed it (German Interior Ministry: Deutchland Bundesministerium des Innern). The wear on the barrel and frame show that both are original mates. This has to be one of the earliest dated P2 flare pistols I've seen! The holster was a different matter....... it was in terrible shape and delaminated. I contacted Customer Service and they promptly mailed me a replacement with an apology. The holster was the later model holster used by BGS and Army with the integrated flare holder, 1970's - 1980's version. I would highly recommend this pistol. This is probably the very last batch we will see coming out of Germany! A Cold War Classic!
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Great Flare Gun
Review by Jordan
When I bought this flare pistol it was only 60 dollars and that was a great deal because every other place had them for around 100. This is probably my best flare gun because it was brand new when I got it and it came with the original manual as well. But you will want to buy the holster for it because they don't fit very well in standard pistol cases.
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good quality, steel made not plastic
Review by james
finally tried it last month, good heft , made of steel, will probably outlast me.
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Review by Dirk
Complete flare gun outfit which looks brand new. Looking forward to the 4th to try it out. Has to beat the little flare kits you can get at walmart.
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Ordered 2 more
Ordered two more.(on the way=[3 total].The last time I fired VARY PISTOLS was in the NAVY. A trainer T-38 refused a flag wave off, he was checking my oil with a cocked landing gear. I popped two in front of him and hit the plane (both shots.) . STARTED SOME GOOD GRASS FIRES TO BOOT. My point is 'got to wait until 4th of July to test fire over the bay. Don't want to alarm the Coast Guard. I see they are flying off the shelves like HOT CAKES. QUALITY DOES LIKE THE FAST LANE-- THANKS-- ED.
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This is the real Item
I received the parkereized version. Boy this thing is built like a siege mortar. I finished fitting the 12 gauge insert today. When I test fire it, I will try the 12 gauge first. Probably over the bay on the 4 July followed by a parachute (26.5mm). Thanks again for the GENUINE ARTICLE.ED. PS Got in on that Nato ammo just in time. Good stuff travels fast. Your article on the ammo was a detailed. MASTERPIECE.ED.
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Review by RJ
if looking to get a 26.5mm flare gun get this one.
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Review by powderbob
I wanted some nice flare gun and I've got it with this German one.Came with the holster and a cleaning brush,the original german tags from 1980-s in a sealed bag and is in really very good condition,a genuine german engineering, just put some oil on it.I bought the 12ga insert too,wish the 26.5 mm flares are a bit less expensive.Appreciated the prompt service from and for sure I'll order once more.
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Great flare gun at a fair price.
Review by FreeMason
Nice quality flare gun. Some blemishes as stated in the details. Easy to clean and all around nice flare gun.
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