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1893 Erfurt - Artillery unit marked

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Presented here are a couple views of my Commission Revolver.
It is the common Erfurt manufacture, dated 1893 in this case.
I had hoped to tell everyone where the Fourth German Artillery was headquartered at, but have lost the link to the website that offers that information. (Maybe someone here can kindly post a link to some Imperial German unit location data? Thanks)

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Condition is fine original finish, with virtually all parts matching.
The only exception to this is the pivot pin for the loading gate.
There must be little gunloving Gremlins that wander from collection to collection trading just one part to foul up all matching examples.

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Well made like all of its type, I've never tried firing this gun.
I can see why the old timers hated to see them replaced by Lugers.
I've read that the Artillery in WW1 continued to use the Model 1888 Carbine long after everyone else in frontline service had upgraded.
Would they also have hung onto their revolvers longer than other branches of the German armed forces?

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P.S. Does anyone think that the safety was of any actual
use, and if so, in what situation would it be so?
Thanks for the excellent photographs and presentation of your Erfurt Commission Revolver dated 1893.

Your unit stamp 22.A.4.41: signifies: 22 Feld-Artillerie-Regiment, Batterie 4, Waffe Nr. 41

Its name is: 2.Westfalisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 22
Standort: Munster

If there is a site that lists regimental data I would also be interested.
I just now rediscovered the site that I mentioned above. It is called
The Imperial German Army : pre- 1914,& is compiled by Mr. Mick O'Shea.


I hope that other forum members will find his information to be
useful. The 22nd Artillery was formed on October 24th, of 1872.
They were attached to the VII Armee Korps.

r.t. , Neat site! Thanks for posting it.

I'm glad to help spread good information when I find it.
The site also includes a link to another with data on the
WW1 era Austro-Hungarian forces, and their organization.
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