Before the P.04

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Before the P.04

Post by Luger_P04 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:02 am

While the Pistole.04 is the iconic handgun of the Imperial German Navy, there were several that preceded it.

Going back to the founding of the German navy in 1848, here are the early handguns, with their holsters:
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I will be posting information on each in the coming weeks.
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Re: Before the P.04

Post by aicusv » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:29 pm

Interesting, can you post some details as to models?
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Post by KAGGR#1 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:29 pm

Is this your collection ? Very nice .Thanks for the post
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Re: Before the P.04

Post by Luger_P04 » Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:10 am

From top to bottom:

M/49 Marinepistole - The first German navy pistol, 1,000 purchased for the First Fleet, the Reichsflotte created in 1848.

Marinerevolver a/m (Colt 1851 Navy, no official Model designation) - 3,000 confiscated from Colt in 1855, 1,000 issued to the Prussian Navy in 1858. Shown with it's holster (top right).

M/69 Marinerevolver - 500 purchased in 1869 and 1870. Shown with its holster (lower right).

M/79 Marinerevolver - an estimated 2,200 Reichsrevolvers were procured by the Navy. Shown with its holster (left).

The M/49 was carried by a belt hook, so there was no holster. Note that the other holsters all include a pouch to carry a box of ammunition.
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German Navy Small Arms 1848-1918
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Member: NAPCA, N-SSA(Veteran)
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Re: Before the P.04

Post by aicusv » Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:35 pm

Thanks for the details - great stuff
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