Kampfpistole w/27mm gas grenade [Gas operated launcher]
Made in Japan
Operating principle: Single-shot breech-open gas operated launcher that uses 27mm gas grenades
Availability: In stock, new
Kampfpistole (“battle pistol”) is an interesting German infantry weapon that was developed on early 1940s from the German smooth bore flare pistol “Leuchtpistole”. Kampfpistole was almost the same but with a bored out rifled barrel, firing angle aiming device and new variety of rounds including high-explosive (HE) ones. The HE rounds could be fired effectively to 100 meters and the pistol was intended primarily for close combat such as street fighting and defending armored vehicles against enemy infantry (an special 1-second fused HE grenade was issued for this purpose, to be fired inside armored vehicle).
This intriquing break-open breech single shot weapon is now available as a gas-operated replica that fires specially designed 27mm gas grenades (real Kampfpistole uses 26mm grenades). Each shot releases a cloud of gas and a loud firing sound. The grenades can be also used for firing multiple BBs in single shot and spare grenades can be ordered. Reloading is exactly like real Kampfpistole and can be done in single action.
Kampfpistole replica carries the following markings:
* Large signal pistol reference “Z” on the barrel (since Kampfpistol could use the same signal rounds as Leuchtpistole)
* “ac41” production year reference
* Fixed serial number “0911”
* Two Nazi Germany stamps (we can remove these for import purposes)
Grenade power source: HFC134a gas
The real Kampfpistole used the following ammunition:
4 gauge signal round or 26mm pistol grenades
Sprengpatrone Z: The standard small HE projectile for the Kampfpistole.
Sprengpatrone Z mit Zeitzünder: This is a normal HE projectile with a one second timed fuse. It was fired through the nahverteidigungswaffe. The one second fuse caused it to explode near where it was fired so the round had the warning printed on it “Danger! Only to be fired from tanks or equivalent cover. Time of fuse 1 second.” [“Achtung! nur aus Panzer oder gleichwertiger Dechen verfeurern. Brennzeit 1 Sek.”]
Nebelpatrone Z: A small smoke projectile.
Deutpatrone Z: A small orange smoke projectile.
Fallschirmleuchtpatrone Z: Parachute flare.
Nachrichtpatrone Z: A message grenade. Inside the aluminum body is a message form and pencil. The body has a small smoke projector and a colored silk streamer to aid in finding it.
+ all the 4 gauge signal rounds