Flare Gun from JFK’s PT 109
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Here is a Flare Gun from PT 109. It was made by the International Flare Signal Company in Tippecanoe, Ohio. It is marked on one side with the serial number 24389. Beneath the serial number is stamped PT DEC ’43. The other side is stamped US. Beneath that is stamped PT 109. It is made of very heavy brass with a steel barrel. There is a lanyard beneath the butt of the gun. JFK invited his PT-109 crew to be his guests at his Presidential Inauguration. One of the crew members gave JFK the Flare Gun. JFK subsequently gave it to Peter Lawford, and it came from the Lawford Estate. This is a fabulous and one of a kind item owned by John Kennedy.