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Old December 9, 2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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Ornate Austrian Gasser Revolver - Anyone Know What it is?

I first posted this in the revolver forum, but it was suggested I may get better info from posting it here.

I was recently shown an antique Gasser revolver and may have an opportunity to purchase it. Despite a great deal of searching, I have not been able to find any information about this particular gun anywhere I have looked. If you know anything about this revolver, or if you can point me to a good source, I would really appreciate it.


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Old December 10, 2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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Was it a 1898-1912 Rast & Gasser service revolver, or ?????

IIRC, the presence of a trigger guard indicates commercial, or (in the case of military issue) an officer's gun.

The originals were WWI service revolvers, first in Austria-Hungary, then used in Italy & Yugoslavia.

The Ivory (?) grips, engraving, and nickel plating (?) seem to indicate either a presentation/special order revolver, or possibly a very well done period custom, since it appears much too well done to be an amateur upgrade.

I'd certainly want to investigate the internals further, for:

1) Proofmarks - originals were 8mm Gasser, Belgian copies were 7.62 Nagant.

2) Grip inside(s) for possible presentation or maker ID.

Is the seller offering any sort of provenance on it ?


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