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Original M1883 Reichsrevolver by Suhl

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Our Price: $750.00

Product Code: ORI-300

Original M1883 (Officer's Model) Reichsrevolver by Suhl, 10.55mm

In 1879, the Imperial German Federal Government (Deutsches Kaiser Reich) decided to introduce a common Army and Navy Revolver for four different Armies, the Preußen, Bayern, Sachsen and Württemberg. This model is the M1883 standard-issue sidearm with the Imperial German Army until 1908 when it was eventually replaced by the classic Luger 9mm semi-automatic handgun. The Model 1883 was a follow-up and improved form of the earlier Model 1879 Reichsrevolver, better engineered with a shortened barrel by Johann Nikolaus von Dreyse's company. The pistol saw service from the late 1800s into the 1940s and, because of their availability, the line was used in both World War 1 (1914-1918) and World War 2 (1939-1945) to varying degrees where they proved themselves reliable weapons despite their age and plainness.
The 'GF' beside the serial number on the barrel lug indicates that it was accepted by the Bayerische Gewehrfabrik Amberg. The backstrap is marked with the Regimental Identifier: "BLFM 8.35. B.4.A.7.72", which identifies it as the Bavarian 4th Artillery Regiment, 7th Company, Gun# 72.
It has a 4-1/2" barrel with fixed sights, double and single action. The caliber is 10.55mm (sometimes called 10.6) and is comparable to the Russian .44. The crank on the left side acts as the safety for the weapon, securing the base/cylinder pin and additionally blocking the hammer from cocking. The bluing has faded but is still visible on the revolver, significant bluing on the cylinder. All serial numbers are crisp with minimal wear marks on the piece. Lanyard ring is present and checkered grips, which were added by the individual, are crisp as well. As with most German-made guns during the 1800s, EVERY PIECE has a stamped part number. Weapon is in perfect operating condition...but it is recommended to have the weapon inspected by a gunsmith before firing live rounds.

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Not Mod 1879 October 6, 2016
Reviewer: Dale Martin from Tarrant, AL United States  
Guys; This is a Modell 1883 Reichsrevolver..and since it is regimentally stamped...It was issued. After service someone added or had the grips checquered. This is not a Private Purchase Weapon, as it is accepted at the Amberg Arsenal.

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