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    Before the P.04

    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...
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    Before the P.04

    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: I will be posting information on each in the coming weeks.
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    New Member from USA

    Hi! I was excited to see the introduction of a new forum for the Kaiserliche Marine. I'm a retired engineer from Virginia (who is currently enjoying social isolation in Berlin). I've been collecting for a long time, with a focus for that last decade or so on the small arms of the German navy...