Horst Held * Antique Handguns
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Reichsrevolver
literatur: Heinrich Harder, Der Reichsrevolver,
unit stamps Jeff Noll's book The Imperial Regiment Marking,

 

19. R. A. 2.8.

 

ERFURT Arsenal, matching serial # 1324,  dated 1894, caliber 10.55mm identical .44 Russian black powder, just the name in metrics. The frame of revolver is fine blued with circa 80% remaining, cylinder and barrel have only traces of blue, plain wooden grips with lanyard ring. Prussian army acceptance with W for king Wilhelm II., unit stamp on back strap 19. R. A. 2.8. =  19. Reserve Field Artillery regiment, 2. battery, 8. weapon.  The revolver is in good working order and fine condition. With the revolver comes a very rare certificate of capture, dated Dec. 18. 1945. Also a correct looking reproduction holster with maker's name Schipperfabrik AG Berlin 1914. It is well made but it feels to new to be from the period. Together a very interesting set!   sold

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