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    Default a nice litte rough kar 88!

    Picked this up yesterday, a little kar 88 made at the Erfurt factory in 1894. The metal has seen better days with a fair amount of pitting but a all matching gun for 300 bucks couldint go wrong! I just love the unit marks on these gun, and if someone could identify them that would be appreciated! Here she is!
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    The front sight could fetch about what you paid for it.

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    Yup - you stole it. Nice piece.
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    Thanks guys i figured when he said three, i said indeed i will do three! I havent really seen many 1894 erfurt made ones either!

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    A.R.90.K.11. = Artillerie Regiment 90, Kompanie 11

    U.R.3.1. = Ulhanen Regiment 3, Eskadron 1

    Mine is IX Armee Korps, old unit marking Dragoner Regiment 16, Kompanie 5
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    Thanks Bill, much appreciated! Thanks Gage!

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    Because I was born with a curious mind (women often call me 'more curious as a woman'), I wonder if there could be two different kinds of regiment stamps on the same gun? We see indeed "Artillerie" and "Ulhanen". IMO they are a different breed of military ... wouldn't one of these stamps be obliterated if this gun was recommissioned? Just wondering if the front sight and the barrel band could have been original to the gun from the beginning on.
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    The most likely cause is mixed parts.
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    The OP said it is all matching. If so, it was probably surplussed to an artillery regiment after the Uhlan regiment got the Kar98. After all, the GEW 91 artillery rifle is the same length as the cavalry carbine. It just has a different stock I imagine that the need for a rifle, being less for the artillery than cavalry or infantry, saw a number of carbines handed down to the gunners. Somebody forgot to x out the Uhlan reference. Or maybe they did not x out the buttplate markings.

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    I would have gladly paid $300 for this. As you said, 100% matching and not re-finished.
    Lot's of history, and zero Bubba. My kind of gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayoned View Post
    I would have gladly paid $300 for this. As you said, 100% matching and not re-finished.
    Lot's of history, and zero Bubba. My kind of gun.
    Sometimes you can get a steal on a rifle that is a bit rough. This matching Kar 71 cost me $361 + $45 shipping from Gunbroker in February 2016.

    Unit marked to 6th Dragoon Regiment, 1st Squadron
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    Quote Originally Posted by geladen View Post
    A.R.90.K.11. = Artillerie Regiment 90, Kompanie 11

    U.R.3.1. = Ulhanen Regiment 3, Eskadron 1

    Mine is IX Armee Korps, old unit marking Dragoner Regiment 16, Kompanie 5

    Just to clarify, that is a Feld-Artillerie Regiment.

    Bill, where and when was your Kar made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trajan View Post
    Just to clarify, that is a Feld-Artillerie Regiment.

    Bill, where and when was your Kar made?
    Kar 71 / Steyr / 1876

    Kar 88 / V C Shilling / 1890


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    Quote Originally Posted by geladen View Post
    My favorite 'carbine':
    Haha "Centaure"! Nice tromblone.
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    They were already part then of "Fabriques d'armes runies Lige", rue Trapp, Lige.
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    Nice find & better price!!

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