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Fireman,
All military Reichsrevolvers have unit markings, except the officer's variants.
I think your examined Erfurt revolver had a unit marking like this:
8.T.S.2.152.,but by far not all M/83 are marked with medical batallion markings. Most of them bear field artillery markings.

Interesting to know what its serial no. was. Please not that an Erfurt 1894 has a small script letter added to the serial no.

The price I think is on a fair level.
 

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The first M/79 revolvers were issued to the cavalry and artillery regiments. In most cases to N.C.Os. Later when the artillery got the revolvers, all the gunners were equipped with the M/83 and the mounted gunners with the M/79. But there have been some exceptions.

The first units who got the M/83, before the artillery were issued with them, were the medical units.

The standard weapon of the infantry was the rifle, only the N.C.O. carried a revolver.
 
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