Horst Held = Antique Handguns

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Valentin Christian Schilling
St
øckel: circa 1849 in Suhl, Prussia, often abbreviated V.C.S.
later known as maker of the Reichsrevolver.

 

V. Chr. Schilling Suhl  1878

the cartouches on left side under lock Herzogtum Reuß-Schleiz, Herzog Heinrich XIV. 1867-1913

open lock

for the firing pin

V with imperial crown = inspection on lock and barrel (Vorrat = inventory proof)

Hans Reckendorf's book, Die Militär-Faustfeuerwaffen des Königreiches Preussen, page 96 - 97, Pistol M 1878,

 

bolt action single shot pistol marked on left side V. Chr. Schilling Suhl  1878, big caliber 13.8mm metal cartridge, 7½" rifled barrel with fixed front sight, according to Hans Reckendorf's book there are only 2 pieces at the time known. The pistol was too late introduced to be a contender for the Mauser revolver 1878 and Reichsrevolver 1879. The cartouches on left side under lock are from the small Herzogtum Reuß-Schleiz, Herzog Heinrich XIV. 1867-1913. The rare pistol is in good working order and fine condition.   

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Herzogtum Reuß-Schleiz, Herzog Heinrich XIV. 1867-1913
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U. L.

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