16.5mm German "stars"


I never saw flares like that, what fires these stars? And what is “einzel”?


Einzelstern = single star
Signalstift = Flash pen (used for firing distress signals etc.)


“Einzel” means single.

These here were for the “signal pen” projectors the cartridges were small aluminum cups with a thread in the base and there was a shortened .22 lr blank case (or Flobert blank) located which served as the propelling charge for the signal star. Elsewhere it is also designated as 15mm.


Would anyone have the picture of the “pen” itself?


I see you have the newer model with central fire and internal thread, so of course no .22 rimfire is used in there.

It was changed after people started making “shooting pens” by attaching self made barrels.