Erfurt Imperial Arsenal M/83 10.6mm Reich's Revolver 10.6mm Revolver
1893 Imperial Prussian M/83 10.6 mm Reichs Revolver By Erfurt Regiment Marked '1.M.II.20.174' (Light Munitions Column Of 1 Feldartillerie (Field Artillery) & Additional Struck Out Regiment Mark '5.R.AF.1.40' (Reserve Foot Artillery). Sn 9948.
Prior to the 1880's only Prussian Officers were armed with pistols. The Officers were at that time issued with the heavy Model 1879 revolver. In the early 1880's when Prussia made the decision to arm Non Commissioned Officers, Artillery Field Gunners & Medical Corps Staff with revolvers, The lighter model 1883 revolver was introduced ( see page 153 of the book Reichsrevolver By Harder). This is an excellent M/83 10.6mm Reichs Revolver by Erfurt. It has a 4 3/4" round barrel stepped to octagonal at the breech. The barrel's bore is clean and has crisp rifling. It measures 10" overall and retains it's original blue finish and wood grips which are undamaged. The left side of the frame is stamped with the Erfurt Arsenal name & Crown together with 1893 date. It has matching serial numbers '9729' stamped on the frame & barrel steps. The pistol is side gate loading and fitted with military lanyard lug. The pistol is single action and it's firing & loading mechanism works with a nice crisp action. The left side of the frame has a thumb operated safety lever which works as it should. The small barrel step has a Prussian Eagle mark. The steel grip strap is Regiment marked '1.M.II.20.174' ((Light Munitions Column Of 1 Feldartillerie (Field Artillery) No.20, Weapon No.174) & with an Additional Struck Out Regiment Mark '5.R.AF.1.40' (5th Reserve Fussartillerie (Foot Artillery) Battery No.1, Weapon No. 40). Price for this nicely marked Prussian revolver includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre revolver no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 9948
|Category:||Pistol / Hand Guns|
|Condition:||Used - Good condition for age|
|Make:||Erfurt Imperial Arsenal|
|Model:||M/83 10.6mm Reich's Revolver|
|Certificate:||No Licence - Antique/Obsolete Calibre - Section 58 (2) Firearms Act 1968|
|Barrel length:||4 3/4 inches|
|Overall length:||10 inches|
|Recommended Usage:||Collection item|
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