German Reichsrevolver M1879.

Country
Germany
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Description
A single-action, solid frame, non-ejecting six-shot revolver of 10.6 mm calibre.
Classification
CH classification ARMS & ARMOUR Firearms revolver
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Measurements
L260 x W47 x H150 mm, weight 0.98 kg.
Media/Materials description
Steel (Metals - Ferrous) Indeterminate (Woods)
Signature/Marks
63.R.6.2
85 \ 6339 \ VCS*CGH SUHL
KW
History and use
The M1879 was used throughout the last two decades of the 19th century in numerous German colonial campaigns before it was replaced by a far more advanced pistol, the Luger P08 in 1908.

During the 1914 - 1918 War it remained in use with second line and colonial units.

Markings on this example indicate that it was made by V.C Schilling & Cie who supplied Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony.

The donor of this particular revolver, Lieut. A Eckersby, advised that it had been obtained following the capture of Damascus in 1918. His donation included a holster (H2469).

However, markings impressed into the pistol grip indicate that this issued to Germany's 63rd Regiment which only ever served on the Western Front.
Registration number
H2339

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