Horst Held = Antique Handguns

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541 Lynnie Pennie LaneMidlothian, Texas 76065

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Mauser revolver model 1878 with solid or closed frame,
this is one of the very few, the rest are all made with the fold-open-frame,
less than 100 made because I own # 93 with open frame.
the model with the eye-catching cylinder also called Zick-Zack / zigzag revolver. The brothers Mauser tried to sell  to the German Armies, especially to the Army of the Kingdom of Wrttemberg. Only few officers bought.

 

 

 

hammer cocked and transportation protruding the frame

 

 

 

 


 

 

GEBR. MAUSER & Cie OBERNDORF A/N
= brothers Mauser & Company Oberndorf on river Neckar
marked on the left side of the frame and PATENT on top of the 5" barrel, # 54 in front of the frame, cal. 10.55mm, circa 80% of the original blue remaining with very minor pitting, fine checkered grips, lanyard ring because hoped to sell to the army. Under the barrel is inside the hollow axis a lose ejector rod. From this early variation are about 60 pieces made, and those are very rare    sold

 

 

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