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Hi, I hope you guys can give me some thoughts on this. My interest and knowledge is more towards Imperial rifles.

This past weekend at a show I looked at a m83 Reichs revolver. It was a 94 Erfurt, matching. It was unit marked to a Santis(sp)train battalion, at least that was the owners translation. Mechanically it was excellent, the blue was good except the barrel which was much more worn. The price was $465 total.

Is that a good price? Are these like the Gew88's which are almost all unit marked or is that more rare with these? What would a medical train battalion marking read like? I can't remember exactly how it was marked.

I remember a thread(can't find it) that most of these known ones were medical unit marked. Do I remember correctly?

The seller is a good guy, he sets up at a number of shows. His area is antique guns, flintlock,percussion and other black powder. Also usually has the baynotes for those types of rifles. I trust him but not sure how up he is on these.

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Heinrich,

Thanks for responding. Yes that is what the markings looked like. I was not sure if the unit markings were rare or common. Since they all have them no rush to pick this one up.

Why are most marked to artillery units? Wasn't the M83 issued to cavarly and infantry units?

I may take another look at it this weekend. If so I will note the serial number.

Thanks again.
 
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