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    Default Crown stamp... country of origin? - Dutch

    Can anyone please tell me from what country this crown is from?
    Last edited by Dutchman; 11-03-2009 at 03:40 PM. Reason: search indexing

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    It could be danish ? What weapon of device is it from ?

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    A Nagant revolver?
    Krag-Jørgensen Gevær M/1894 (Lang Krag), Krag-Jørgensen Gevær M/1894 (Privat), Krag-Jørgensen Karabin M/1904, Krag-Jørgensen Karabin M1912/22, Krag-Jørgensen skarpskyttergevær M/1923, Krag-Jørgensen Elgriflet M/51, Krag-Jorgensen skarpskyttergevær made in the last '70s, Krag-Jørgensen Gevær M1889/10, Krag-Jørgensen M1889/24 Artillery, Krag-Jørgensen Carbine M1889 ( M.89 1929)

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    Here is a picture of the gun.

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    Hej JK,

    Sure looks like a variation of the Danish M-1880 or M1880/85 revolver, but there are differences between the barrel, ejector, and some finishing. Couldn't tell you exactly what it is.
    kriggevær - skarpskytte, samler, jæger
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    Yes, I am not sure of the crown either.... perhaps more Belgium than Scandinavian.
    A very nice Khyber pass model with my luck :D:D:D

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    Isn't this the same crown we had the long discussion thread on a while back ?????
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    It looks very much like the danish army M.1880/85, caliber 9.1 mm. The crown also looks very much like the danish crown, stamped on danish weapons of this period.

    The revolver lacks the danish landyard ring, which could have been removed, and the single picture I have of the M.1880/85 also have a somewhat different hammer spur. The ejector rod is also a bit longer than the danish revolver I have a picture of. Otherwise the shape of the barrel and front sight is a identical to the danish army revolver.

    Could this revolver be a variation of the danish army 1880/85 revolver ?

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    Perhaps my reference material is incorrect but it shows the first revolver as the Omdrejningspistol M. 1880(/85) for hærens officerer. The second photo is the revolver I am not sure of. Although there are some features that are very similar. IMHO I think there are too many differences.

    sbhva, Do you remember where I might find that thread?

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    No, I don't think it is one of the 1880/1885, or 1882 revolver. It does look like an updated version of the former. UPDATE - just plowed through some more notes and photos on the hard drive here and found some photos of a Swiss M1882/29 revolver design by Schmidt that has strong resemblances to your revolver. So, the general design looks like it was wide spread in Europe.
    Last edited by kriggevaer; 10-31-2009 at 02:36 PM.
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    The swiss, being a republik, do'nt use crown stampings on their weapons. I am certain that it is a danish royal crown stamped on the frame on this revolver, and therefore it must be a former danish army sidearm. The front sight of this revolver is also "very danish" army.

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    I wasn't writing about the crown, I was writing about the design of the revolver. At this point, we don't know what it is.
    kriggevær - skarpskytte, samler, jæger
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    Default W for Wilhemina

    The crown with the W = Queen Wilhemina of the Netherlands.

    http://www.phoenixinvestmentarms.com...173Vickers.htm

    http://cas.awm.gov.au/technology/RELAWM24944

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-94-Dutch-Revolver

    Excellent reference: "The Handgun" by Boothroyd



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    Last edited by Dutchman; 11-03-2009 at 03:39 PM.

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    Yes! Dutchman to the rescue. I do believe you have hit that nail very squarely on the head.

    Thanks to all.
    John

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    I am impressed. Good work dutch

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