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Italian Bodeo M1889 Revolver
Calibre: 10.35
Date: 1916
Serial No T3895

Price: £350

Non - Commissioned Officers Model

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.

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

We had a box of these revolvers still sealed in storage grease, there is still some of this grease that needs removing especially on the barrel.

Current EU Deactivation Spec
Cylinder rotates with each pull of the trigger, but hammer doesnt hold back. Chambers are clear

Comes with a Birmingham Proof House Deactivation Cert