Austrian Model 1898 Rast & Gasser Revolver (PR56215)
The 8mm Model 1898 Austrian Rast & Gasser service revolver is based on the Schmidt-Galand double action solid frame 8-round revolver. It was in service from 1898 to 1938. The 4.5" round barrel has an excellent bore with strong rifling. The gun retains approx. 98% of its bright blue military arsenal refinish. The bright hammer and trigger have approx. 98% straw finish. The left side of the forward frame is marked PATENT over RAST & GASSER over WIEN. The chekered wood grips are fine with the right having a couple of bruises and the lanyard loop is present. The action functions correctly. This very nice example of the Austrian Model 1898 Rast & Gasser service revolver is ready for an Austrian or European military pistol collection.