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Pestich signal gun

Manufactured for the Russian Navy in the late 19th century.
37mm flares, five-round cylinder, single action, mostly brass construction.

This large brass pepperbox was probably meant to be used on a swivel mount or some kind of rest on ships, from where it could fire a series of flare providing constant illumination. And fight off sea monsters.

Monster Be-Gone!

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