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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Customer Reviews

Very well made German 26.5mm flare gun. Fires the more powerful 26.5mm flares.
Review by Buck
Verified Buyer
I received my flare gun yesterday from It is brand new and has been hibernating in its original morpholine paper packaging since 1970.
I'm a sailor and have a plastic 12 gauge flare gun on my boat which fires mediocre flares, but this German made 26.5mm Geco is made of all metal except for the plastic grips. It is exceptionally well made and came with a heavy duty plastic holster, flare storage compartments and a wire bore brush.
If you're out at sea you really need a strong signaling device like this Geco which can fire the more powerful flares.
buffs out excellent
Review by steve n
Verified Buyer
oil and rags make this bad boy shine
Great flare gun for the price!
Review by Military Collector
Verified Buyer
This pistol is amazing and is worth the $60. The whole thing is complete metal, and when I received mine it was coated in cosmaline form when it was first put in storage. Along with being brand new it came with its original manual and info about it. And if you like to shoot I would suggest buying the .22 barrel for it.
Neat little piece.
Review by AvidShooter
Verified Buyer
My flare gun came resealed in plastic with authentic german paperwork. Its in great shape, other than a few superficial scratches on the top of the barrel. Mine came with the dark parkerized finish, which I love because its durable for the price and soaks up and holds just about any oil like a sponge. The finish was very dry but hit it with a few coats of oil and it almost looks NiB. All around a great experience and will be ordering again in the near future
Excellent Product!
Review by Joseph
Verified Buyer
This was my first purchase from, and my experience could not have been better. The German Flare Pistol that I received was brand new; still in the packaging. I could not be happier with my first purchase! I am hoping to purchase another flare pistol in the very near future. Get one while you can!
Light Up The Sky!!!
Review by Batman
Verified Buyer
This flare gun is neat. The one I got looked unused. I did order the holster and needed to clean it up some. All around great piece, just wish I bought when these were cheaper.
Heavy Duty Equipment
Review by NightStalker
Verified Buyer
Just as I remember them from my days Stationed in Germany. It still had the VB paper wrap and sealed in plastic. It even had the original Nomenclature tag. NICE!! I bought two so I have a spare.
Great item
Review by AaronB
Verified Buyer
This is a great flare gun!!! I have fired a few flares from it and could not be happier with it. The solid metal construction and the ease of cleaning is nice and you do not have to worry about it. I would recommend this to ANYONE who is looking for a top of the line flare gun.
Review by Tahoeblazer
Verified Buyer
Good pistol , Parachute flare really lights up the sky , pistol does kick like a mule .
i bought one, excellent!!
Review by royalcrown
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excellent flare pistol, durable, awesome price too!
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