Rare Vintage Schermuly Line Throwing Pistol Device Launcher


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A very unusual Schermuly Line Throwing Device that was invented for saving life at sea. The unit is based on the Webley & Scott brass flare pistol, with a steel barrel extension to take a rocket that would propel a wire over distance. The wire could be attached to a cable to help transfer people from ship to ship or shore to ship. The system was invented by Alfred James Schermuly around 1920 and is credited with having saved countless lives. The barrel has an extra handle to steady the unit when firing. The wood grips are made of mahogany. The pistol has various proof marks and is numbered 8607. Pattern number 503324 It is also stamped SPRA which stands for Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus. Condition is good. The steel barrel has the original grey factory paint. Size: 50.5 cm (19 7/8 inches) Weight: 2443 g


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