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Italian Bodeo M1889 Revolver
Calibre: 10.4
Date: 1922
Price: £375

The Bodeo Model 1889 revolver (Italian: Pistola a Rotazione, Sistema Bodeo, Modello 1889) was named after the head of the Italian firearm commission, Carlo Bodeo.

It was produced by a wide variety of manufacturers between 1889 and 1931.
The Bodeo was used by the Royal Italian Army in World War I, the Interwar Italian colonial wars, and World WarII.

The Bodeo comes in two distinct varieties with only superficial weapons differences.

A round-barreled version designed with a trigger guard, and an octagonal-barreled version with a folding trigger. The octagonal-barreled version was produced for rank and file Italian soldiers, while the round-barreled version was produced for non-commissioned officers and field officers.

The Bodeo became the standard service revolver of the Italian Army, It remained the principle handgun of the Italian Army until it was increasingly supplanted by the Glisenti Model 1910. The revolver was never declared obsolete and remained as a reserve weapon until the end of World War II. The Italian manufacturers identified with the production of the Bodeo include: Societa Siderurgica Glisenti, Castelli of Brescia, Metallurgica Bresciana, and Vincenzo Bernardelli of Gardone Val Trompia.

During World War II, the Wehrmacht used these as secondary issue pistols

The calibre on these is known as 10.4 or 10.35 Italian, this one has proof marks of 10.4 so that would be the variation required.

Excellent Condition - Dated 1922 - Section 7.3 / Section 5