Original Dutch Model 1894 Colonial Military Issue Revolver in 9.4mm - Serial 1903

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Specifically developed by the Dutch Army, this is a nice example the Model 1894 9.4mm Double Action Revolver for use in the their Far East Colonies, now known as Indonesia. Like all European powers, their grip was loosening with changing times at the end of the Victorian era. However, they still maintained the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger or KNIL) well into the 20th century. As they would ensure that the colonial forces were not equipped with the latest weapons, they were still using designs from the mid 1890s for most of this period.

Within the following 50 years most Colonies had received or were about to gain their independence. Today the Country we knew as Holland is referred to as the Netherlands and after WWII Colonialism was a thing of the past.

This revolver is serial number 1903, which is not a date (these were not dated), and also bears production number 4202 on the Hammer, Trigger, Mainspring, Cylinder, Barrel pin, and under the barrel. The Finish is nice but worn, and some of the markings have faded due to wear. Also,the ejector rod is unfortunately missing. Bore is in good shape, with just a bit of wear, and clear lands and grooves.

A fine example of this last Dutch Colonial Revolver from the end of the reign of Queen Victoria. Fully cleaned and ready to display.

Year of Manufacture: 1894-1897
Caliber: 9.4mm Dutch Revolver
Ammunition Type: Centerfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 4 3/8 inches
Overall Length:8 3/4 inches
Action: Double / Single Action
Feed System: 6 Shot Revolver

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