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Old 09-12-2021, 12:35 AM
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Does anybody no were the proof marks are from thanks.
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The golden eagle indicates that this is a German proofmark. The "N" stands for "Normal load". As there are multiple proofhouses in Germany each of them has got its own mark - your revolver absolved the mandatory proofhouse-procedure in Ulm (a city in Baden-Wuerttemberg) in 1973 which uses the deer head as their specific mark.
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The golden eagle indicates that this is a German proofmark. The "N" stands for "Normal load". As there are multiple proofhouses in Germany each of them has got its own mark - your revolver absolved the mandatory proofhouse-procedure in Ulm (a city in Baden-Wuerttemberg) in 1973 which uses the deer head as their specific mark.
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Odd location. One usually finds the Ulm stamps in sequence next to each other on barrel root and adjacent frame. But there is no rule. None of the factory-internal stamps you show on the yoke cut photo are part of the proofs.
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Agreed, especially in the '60's through '71 but then have a '72 19-3 and '83 M57 that have it on the frame; and a 11-83 M19-5 that has it in the yoke cut. I'd say it's the proof house but they're all Ulm...and the '83 57 has "IC" instead of '83' and the 19-5 has "11 83" instead of just the year.
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.....; and a 11-83 M19-5 that has it in the yoke cut. I'd say it's the proof house but they're all Ulm... and the 19-5 has "11 83" instead of just the year.
That's peculiar. Does the 19-5 look like this? This is a 19-5 I brought to Germany in 1983 and sent to Ulm myself to get proofed so I could register it. It's the only yoke-cut proof stamping I've ever seen.


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That's peculiar. Does the 19-5 look like this? This is a 19-5 I brought to Germany in 1983 and sent to Ulm myself to get proofed so I could register it. It's the only yoke-cut proof stamping I've ever seen.
IT IS! ABSOLUTELY like that! Eagle over N under the 83 and everything! Barrel proof on the underneath of the shroud.
What I love is the brown packing tape with green Ulm antlers they sealed the box with after they proofed it.

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