The left side of the brass frame is marked "SCHERMULY'S / PAT. Schermuly, Pistol Rocket Appara . These were made in London, England for the English Navy. SCHERMULY LINE THROWING PISTOL , MODEL: , CALIBER: N/A - Switzer's Auction & Appraisal Service Schermuly Line Thrower for Trench Use Despite achieving some success with the apparatus Schermuly wanted further improvements, especially in the ease of use department. Fitted with two-piece grips. LSB#: 180912FL05 Make: Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus (SPRA) Limited, England Model: Line Throwing Rocket Pistol Serial Number: 9260 Year of Manufacture: 1920s Through 1940s Caliber: 28mm Action Type: Single Action, Single Shot Break-Open Barrel with Left-Side Thumb Release and Exposed Hammer Markings: The left side of the frame is marked “SCHERMULY’S / PAT. British Schermuly Rocket Pistol Apparatus (SPRA) in excellent condition. Handmade in the UK. PR.8036. The Schermuly system saved countless lives at sea. It was also used during World War I, when the idea was to develop these kinds of objects to make communication on the front safer by firing messages, instead of sending messengers ("runners"), and the construction of barbed wire fences. It was only after extensive testing in 1922 that HM Coastguard decided to equip the majority of station with the 12lb Schermuly Line Carrying Rocket off Tripod Apparatus. Bid on Lot #352: One Line Throwing Pistol and One Flare Pistol - Brass and steel construction. Primary Class: 102/504. The example offered is a classic of this type of line throwing gun. ww2 schermuly rocket pistol aparatus - line throwing and flare gun british military issued - extras description: for the collector that has it all ! WWI & WWII era Schermuly Flare/Line Thrower Pistol. The pistol is based on the bronze Webley & Scott flare gun, with an extension of a steel barrel to take a rocket that propels a remote cable. British proofs are stamped on the left side of the barrel and frame. It is of brass,steel and construction with walnut grips. he was the founding father modern rocketry ! Object: realia / life-rockets Institution: George Town and District Historical Society Inc. In 1897 following a decade of experimenting with various ideas and methods, Schermuly developed a practical ship line throwing appliance, however it would not be until 1920, with his son that Schermuly would invent the Pistol Rocket Apparatus, and a … This rocket propelled line thrower was invented by William Schermuly and built circa 1920s. This is a Schermuly Line Throwing Rocket Pistol has a steel frame with brass chamber the rocket tube, or barrel, is steel. WWI Era English Schermuly Line Throwing Pistol Marked SPRA # 73637 - Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus for Line Throwing. Invaluable is the world's largest marketplace for art, antiques, and collectibles. Schermuly Line Throwing Pistol, invented to save lives at sea. Schermuly's Line-Throwing Pistol, #12191, 16'' gray painted barrel, brass frame and triggerguard, smooth wood grips, barrel handle with black Bakelite grip. https://www.dandbmilitaria.com/schermuly-pistol-rocket-line Marked SPRA # 73637 - Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus for Line Throwing 75% of the gray finish; brass parts with moderate toning. One Flare Pistol and One Line Throwing Pistol -A) British Schermuly Line Throwing Pistol Barrel retains approx. The above image shows a gun made by the English gunmaker, W.W. Greener, capable of throwing a line about 150 yards or so. Schermuly Line Throwing Pistol Rocket Apparatus 1 matches. Schermuly Line throwing tripod mounted pistol rocket apparatus. Top of barrel with red ''Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus'' sticker; left side of frame is marked ''SPRA'' with oval border. Tripod mounted Schermuly line firing pistol rocket., For the exchange of goods or people between ships at sea. Schermulys Pistol Rocket Apparatus proved to be superior to all “ship-to-land” and “land-to-ship” available at the time. This type of line throwing pistol was used during the Second World War by the British Royal Navy. No 503324" with "S4" stamped over the patent number and the right side of the frame has the double stamped serial number. Shermuly Line throwing pistol was first produced around 1920. The wire could be attached to a cable to help transfer people from ship to ship or shore to ship. Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Transferred to the Pattern Room from RAF Cranwell, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, March 1991. Provenance. Schermuly Line Throwing Pistol Rocket Apparatus [more detail] Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Ltd. Object Number. Manufacturer. He was one of the fathers of modern rocketry. Line throwing pistol posters, canvas prints, framed pictures, postcards & more by Schermuly's. Barrel and frame with matching serial numbers. Schermuly Line Throwing Pistol, #560, 16'' barrel with gray paint finish, brass frame, smooth wood grips, lanyard ring, and side lever. Barrel handle with a black Bakelite grip. Test firing of a 110-year-old Schermuly ship to shore rocket. Schermuly Pistol Rocket' Apparatus Ltd Surry England. WWI Era English Schermuly Line Throwing Pistol for auction. british ww2 military issued combination line throwing and flare gun. International Classes: F42B12/68. The photo at left is from the Schermuly catalog. Line-throwing pistol consisting of a long barrel with pistol grip and trigger which fires a short blank cartridge. This pistol, based on a flare gun, was developed by William Schermuly at the end of WW1 and officially purchased by the British army from 1920 and used extensively during WW2. The Royal Navy used various types throughout WWII. It is of brass, and steel construction with walnut grips. Produced during the 1920's … In WW2 U-boats used the Sander Leinendecker line throwing pistols which were even smaller and lighter than most of the Schermuly rocket pistol apparatus. It seems to function correctly. Schermuly line throwing pistol, no.4491 This Lot requires a Section 1 Certificate. Sale Date(s) 10 Mar 2016 10:30 GMT Venue Address. See the article link below. Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus (SPRA) – line throwing gun. SPRA is an acronym for Schermuly's Pistol Rocket Apparatus. Notes: This is a Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus, Line Throwing Pistol. Although William started the business and developed many ideas, it was his third son Alfred James Schermuly, the actual family pyrotechnist, who invented and put into production this particular Line gun. They were also used for firing flares and issued during both world wars. The pistol is clearly marked "SPRA", and with the British Royal Crown. British Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus ( SPRA) for Line Throwing. This was a pistol that could fire over a distance of 250 yards. Maker. British Schermuly's Line-Throwing Pistol. Grips with general scuffs and scratches. Physical Description. This pistol functions via a small blank cartridge that is loaded from the breech and a rocket which is inserted from the muzzle end that contains the line. Sculler Safety Co. - Line Throwing Cannon: CC Galbraith & Sons - Line Throwing Cannon (SOLD) Schermuly Line Throwing Pistol (SOLD) William Schermuly described himself as the inventor of the only gun designed to save lives. Mounted for display on an oak plinth. Firearms/Artillery. It was also used for rescuing people. Condition is very good. About this object. It has mahogany grips and a Bakelite secondary handle, and there are British proof marks on the chamber and frame, the chamber is also marked 1" which is the cartridge size. 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