Watch: Restoring an Old Flame Thrower


Watch: Restoring an Old Flame Thrower

This is one of those old products that makes a guy like me scream WANT!!! And why not? It. Is. A. Flame. Thrower!

He began with an old “flame gun” that he’d found locally

This “Little Giant” flamethrower/flame gun was made by the Hauck MFG. Co from the 1930s-1950s.  The tool restoration was pretty straight forward, but the operation was not.

He goes through quite a process with all the disassembly, prepping, and painting. DIYers can pick up some good tips, such as sanding the gauge lens to clear it up. Not bad.


Most of his work was okay, but he certainly screwed up the nameplate by allowing paint stripper to get on it. What a careless mistake. He’s not exactly careful with the original screws and fasteners, either. And then he filed the valve stem instead of filing the hole in the replacement handle.

Ah well. The point here is: FLAME THROWER!



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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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