Officers Model 1883 Reichsrevolver Rig (AH6771)
The Officer's Model 1883 Reichsrevolver was in use until 1919. The overall length is approx. 9.75". The 4 5/8" octagon to round 10.6mm caliber barrel has a very good bore with firing wear. The gun retains approx. 92% bright blue with spotting and 60% straw finish. The left side of the frame has a safety lever below the hammer. The serial number, 163, or the last two digits, is found on most parts inclucing the screws. The left isde of the frame has an oval marking of V.C.S. * C.G.H. SUHL. This stands for the V.C. Shilling and C.G. Hanel consortium in Suhl. The bottom of the barrel knox form is marked S,S, and S. The left lower barrel and frame and cylinder have the commercila double crown over U proof mark. The top strap bears the retailer marking W. KNIES over DARMSTADT. The rear grip strap is hand stamped G.C. 163 (Gardes du Corps Regiiment? followed by the serial numver). The smooth wood grips are fine with the right panel having a small almost unnoticable chip at the intersection with the frame. The action functions correctly. The holster is excellent with a smooth brown finish and tight stitching. It is marked AWM over 10 over 93. This stands for Artillerie Werkstatten Munchen with the 10 being the works number and the 93 being the date of manufacture (1893). This fine example of a retailer marked officers model 1883 Reichsrevolver with its original holster is ready for your German or European military pistol collection.