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The M1883 Reichsrevolver
10.6mm German Ordnance Revolver
Serial No: 44


The Reichs-Commissions-Revolver Modell 1879 and 1883, were service revolvers used by the German Army from 1879 to 1908, when it was superseded by the Luger.

The two versions of the revolver differ only in barrel length (The M1883 had a 5-inch barrel). Although the design was dated, the weapon was extremely robust, and they were still used through World War I. The M1879 is referred to as the "cavalry model" and the M1883 as the "officer's model,"
by collectors, which arre not official designations.

This example has a fair to good bore and is mostly all matching.
Their is a slight fault with the rebounding trigger, in that it doesnt rebound back because of the trigger face needs dressing & honing, see image below.

This example is unit marked ST.D.34. which we believe is "Stabswache" which was the guard for headquarters (divisions, army corps, armies). and in this case could be the Stabswache of 34th division. This division was created in 1890. A division's Stabswache should have had 5 revolvers

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