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German Erfurt Model 1883 Reichsrevolver

10.6x25mmR caliber, 4.75" barrel, S/N 2879. Visible numbers matching, screw heads matching.  Blued finish with plain wood grips. Barrel, frame, and sideplate marked with serial number, additional German proofs throughout. Left side of frame shows Erfurt factory marking and 1895 manufacture date. Back strap shows "46.A.37" unit markings, denoting issue to an artillery unit.  Some additional numbers appear faintly before heavier-stamped unit markings, possibly a refinish or re-issue.       

Condition:

Poor to fair.  Mixed dark blue, plum, and brown patina throughout with some wear on sharp edges and working parts. Grips show some handling wear but are free of cracks and splits. Non-mechanically functional, safety lever broken, may need new mainspring, cylinder revolves freely.  Bore is fair to good; mostly bright with some old pitting and visible rifling.

Estimate: $200 - $300
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$300
04/12/2019

 

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