Object Title

Centrefire six-shot military revolver - Reichrevolver Model 1883

Centrefire six-shot military revolver - Reichrevolver Model 1883

Date

1894

Object Number

XII.9830

Provenance

Acquired from Glencorse Museum, Penicuick, Edinburgh, via SUSM, Edinburgh Castle. Due to MOD closing down the Museum. Believed to previously come from Edinburgh City Police. Glencorse Museum number 64

Physical Description

Single action mechanism. All the metal is browned apart for the hammer and the trigger, which are bright. On the left side is a safety catch and on the right is the loading gate. The two piece stock plate is made of plain wood

Dimensions

BarrelLength115 mm
OverallLength250 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 9460D

Calibre

11 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped with the ERFURT arsenal mark on the left side beneath the cylinder. On the back strap are the unit markings (See Notes)

Associations

Places Germany

Notes

The unit markings are as follows:
38th weapon, 29th Battery, 6th Field Artillery Regiment. (Prussian)


Made from 1884 to 1919.