Regarding the new book on Reichsrevolvers - did you write it or is it just a coincidence that the author's name is also Heinrich ?
Being a long time collector of Imperial bayonets I understand the unit markings for the most part and any I don't understand, I ask Jeff Noll. But I am more than willing to share the information, that is how we collectors survive - exchange of information. I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge - any further information you can provide would most certainly be welcome.
1/. M79 - F.v.Dreyse - 1881 - serial no. 2550 - munition column marking - 1.M.I.27.28.
2/. M83 - V.C.S. C.G.H. - '85 - serial no. 1570 - Amberg arsenal " GF " mark on barrel - first unit mark, ( which is struck out but not very well - it's still perfectly readable ), for Bavarian pioneers - B.2.P.1.1. - second unit mark for a Bavarian munition column - B.script L.M.II.5.121.
3/. M83 - Erfurt - 1895 - serial no. 2128 - munition column marking - 1.M.1.G.script R.9.
4/. M83 - WaffenF.Mauser. - 1883 - '86 - serial no. 919 - Wurttemberg Antler mark on barrel - medical unit marking - W.script R.S.15.