German WWII Grenade Pistols

    I have blogged about the German grenade pistols before. They were an intriguing segue in the history of firearm development which was not really revisited until recently with the development of small caliber 20mm and 25mm grenades. The WWII In Color forum has some very interesting photos of various Sprenggranate Leuchtpistole (“explosive-round signal pistol”) designs. Here are a few of the more interesting pictures …

    Sturmpistole with stock. Note the interesting grenade sights.
    Wurfkörper 326

    This pistol was found in an evidence locker in Elma, WA.

    [ Many thanks to Sven (Defense and Freedom) for emailing me the the info. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!