Reichsrevolver Model 1883, 11.55mm cal., ERFURT 1894
This a Model 1883 Reichsrevolver marked ERFURT 1894 in caliber 11.55MM. The back strap marking is 38.A.4.24 (38th Field Arillery Reg. Batterie 4, Weapon number 24). The Reichsrevolver was replaced as the standard German Military handgun by the P08 Luger in 1908. They are single action, solid frame, six round, manual safety on left side frame, no ejector, right side loading gate with smooth wood hand grips. This revolver is in very good mechanical condition, it seems to function correctly and it locks up very tight when the hammer is pulled back. The bore of the 4 1/2" barrel has some light pitting but is shinny with strong rifling. The cylinder chambers also have some light pitting. The metal surfaces have some deeper pitting, especially on the barrel, loading gate and cylinder. Someone removed the rust and some of the original finish. The smooth wood grips are in good condition, sound with no cracks. The lanyard ring is missing. All serial numbers are matching.
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You are bidding on a German Reichsrevolver Model 1883, 11.55mm cal., marked ERFURT 1894 we rate in NRA Fine condition. Buyer pays for packaging and shipping. Payment can be Money Order, Cashier’s Check or Personal Check which must clear before shipping (allow 10 days), NO Credit Cards, Pay-Pal or Gun-Pal. Shipping is by USPS insured, delivery confirmation with adult signature (or other method chosen by the shipper) with an estimated cost of approx. $25.00 to $35.00 depending on packaged weight, your ZIP Code and insured value. Know your local laws before bidding, especially if you are a resident of CA, CN, DC, NY, NJ, HA, IL, MA, MD. In spite of the fact that this is an "Antique" firearm, we will ship only to a licensed FFL or C&R Dealer (no C&R in California on any hand gun, must be to an FFL). The BATFE advised that once an "Antique" firearm is entered into a dealers Aquisition & Disposition records it must be transferred by a licensed firearms dealer.
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