Argentine 26 mm Flare


#1

Although not especially rare in Argentina, I thought it may be interesting to others. This is a 26 mm red flare made by Laboratorios Giorgi y Cía. in the late 50’s or early 60’s. Headstamp reads SEÑALES GIORGI CAL. 26.


#2

Great info!
Do you happen to know the exact case length?
And do other loads exist of this design?


#3

Alex, this case measures c. 83 mm and was made in several more variations but at this moment I only have taken pictures of this one. I will post a picture of the box tomorrow.

This company is better known for a local manufacture of some US practice bombs, like the US AN-Mk 23 Mod 1, and also a copy of the Mk 4 Mod 3 signal cartridge having a case measuring 131 mm.


#4

Fede, is the 83mm really the case or is it basically a short case with a long protruding projectile section?
Means what would be the length of a fired case then - still 83mm?


#5

Alex, the lower section of the cartridge looks like a short case but it is in fact a 24 mm bushing that also partially covers the edge of the rim. Also, as seen in the picture, between this and the case body there is second bushing. I have seen fired cases and all components remain firmly secured. I can speculate, but to be honest I don’t know why they chose this particular construction.


#6

Yes, the construction lead me to this thought. There are some 26.5/cal.4 which have teh system I described above.

So the one here remains as a fired 83mm case correct?


#7

Here is the box of the green single star loading: