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    TYRNTLZRDKING Guest

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    I hope I do not offend any of our more liberal members, but I thought I would share with others my latest purchase.
    flare gun.jpg
    It is a 37mm flare gun.
    I can use adaptors which will allow use of smaller caliber flares as well.
    What kind of flare/signal gun do you carry?

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    Jeff, did you get it off eBay? or are items such as these not allowed to be sold.
    Looks like a nice bit of kit which could be used for a couple of purposes, if you know what I mean.

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    Bought it on an online auction site. Not ebay.
    It is legal in USA. Not sure about other countries.
    Multi purpose possibilities is understood.

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    It looks either home-made, or home-modified. Is it?

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    It is an all original unmodified flare/signal gun.
    It is old. World war II era.
    New 37mm models are available, but I liked the old.
    What kind of flare gun do/will you have on your boat?

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    To start with I'll have hand-held flares, and parachute flares, but no flare gun. I might look into flare guns though. I'm not even sure if you can buy them in Aus.

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    Here is a nice one for you to start out with.
    You can work your way up to somthing larger if you like.
    I think this one should be legal anywhere.

    http://www.smallflare.com/index.php?...page&Itemid=54

    http://www.smallflare.com/index.php?...mart&Itemid=54

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    Yes, looks good - pirates would fall overboard laughing which is the best way to get rid of them!!!
    Safe Sailing
    Paul
    Blog: www.suliere.com

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    This one is nice.
    http://www.polandbymail.com/get_item...are-pistol.htm

    Anyone have a flare gun on their boat or is it against the law?

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    In UK it is classed as a firearm.

    The best reason for not bothering is that the flares that they fire are not really very usefull for safety alerts.

    If you do have one, it is essential that you fire a second flare almost immediately after the first. The chances of seeing the first flare is very low, however, there is a very good chance that the corner of the eye will notice something, and when you direct the attention towards where the side receptors of the eye noticed something, you are lined up to the second flare.
    Insanity is continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results

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    TYRNTLZRDKING Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talbot View Post
    If you do have one, it is essential that you fire a second flare almost immediately after the first. The chances of seeing the first flare is very low, however, there is a very good chance that the corner of the eye will notice something, and when you direct the attention towards where the side receptors of the eye noticed something, you are lined up to the second flare.
    Thats why I think a parachute flare is the way to go.
    The large very expensive 37mm parachute flares hang in the sky for about 30 seconds illuminating a very large area.

    The 26.5 mm flares are also very good, I think the parachutes hang for
    about 15 seconds.

    I was not aware of the strict laws outside the USA on flare guns.
    Would be nice to have a list of countries which do and dont allow them.

    If I cant take it on the boat, I can still have fun on the fourth of July!

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    [QUOTE=tyrntlzrdking;5941]Thats why I think a parachute flare is the way to go.
    The large very expensive 37mm parachute flares hang in the sky for about 30 seconds illuminating a very large area.

    The 26.5 mm flares are also very good, I think the parachutes hang for
    about 15 seconds.

    I was not aware of the strict laws outside the USA on flare guns.
    Would be nice to have a list of countries which do and dont allow them.

    If I cant take it on the boat, I can still have fun on the fourth of July![/QUOTE]

    cant even do that in UK !!!!!!!!!
    majika

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44C View Post
    To start with I'll have hand-held flares, and parachute flares, but no flare gun. I might look into flare guns though. I'm not even sure if you can buy them in Aus.
    Flare guns are illegal in Qld.

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    I find that my old Kalashnikov with the optional grenade launcher, which I have adapted for flares is a very good alternative to a flare gun.

    It has many uses, the extra length comes in handy for hanging some fishing line on the end to catch ones tea.

    The butt makes an extremely good alternative to a hammer.

    The barrel can double up nicely as a straw.

    The sights are useful for spotting light house's at a distance.

    The strap is useful as an emergency belt.

    I can't remember what I originally used it for, but I am sure the little shiny pointy things about 3" long had something to do with, ah well, what fun it is getting old.

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    Jeff

    I am so glad that you agree with my alternate/additional uses for my Kalishnikov and that we fully undersatnd each other. as depicted in your graphical reply.

    What physcho web sites do you get them from....

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    Cannot reveal my source.
    Did you see the one I posted here?
    http://www.multihulls4us.com/forums/...read.php?t=521
    It makes me smile everytime.

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