Original Antique Dutch Model 1873 Army Revolver by P. Stevens of Maastricht in 9.4mm - Serial 1448

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. These are very unusual to find especially in any sort of select condition as this one is. First issued in 1873, this Model saw much service in the Dutch East Indies as a very reliable black powder revolver. The early examples were fitted with octagonal barrels as our one has but these were later changed to round barrels for ease of manufacture.

The design is based heavily on the French service revolver Modèle 1873 Chamelot-Delvigne, usually called the MAS 1873. This was the first double-action revolver used by the French Army, and design was extremely popular, as well as robust. As such many countries adopted very similar designs.

Our Example is in fantastic condition, with a very attractive blued finish. The barrel has CROWN / B and CROWN /F proof marks, and there are additional markings elsewhere on the revolver.. It is marked on the right side of the frame by maker P. STEVENS / MAASTRICT, one of the primary weapons manufacturers in the Netherlands. They manufactured almost all of the Dutch Beaumont rifles we have seen.

Finish is lovely and has a low 4 figure serial number of 1448. This number is found on the inside of both grips, the grip frame, the barrel, the rear of the cylinder, the cylinder pin, and the trigger. Certainly an "all-matching" revolver that has not been messed with!

The bore is in excellent condition, with a bright finish and clear lands and grooves. It does not look to have seen much use at all. Action on the gun is solid and crisp, and the loading gate and cylinder removal system all work correctly. It even still has the original lanyard ring!

Not easy to research, as these are are very uncommon here in the U.S.. In great condition, this attractive late 19th century revolver is ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: circa 1885
Caliber: 9.4 mm Dutch Revolver
Ammunition Type: Centerfire Cartridge.
Overall Length: 11 1/2 inches
Barrel Length: 6 1/4 inches

Action: Double / Single Action
Feed System: 6 Shot Revolver

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