By Randy Rick

The Austrian 8mm Rast and Gasser Army Revolver M1898



Manufactured by L. Gasser, Vienna, from 1898 thru 1918.

Army acceptance proof Wn-(eagle)-year on top of cylinder strap.

Serial number on left frame on front of cylinder & left of barrel.

PATENT / RAST & GASSER / WIEN on three lines on frame above trigger.

Eight (8) shot revolver.

Various military proofs found on these guns.

Rast & Gasser left view.

Rast & Gasser barrel closeup.

Rast & Gasser ejector rod & cylinder rod closeup.

Early Austrian Army M1898 Holster (with gun).

Early Austrian Army M1898 Holster (closed).

Early Austrian Army M1898 Holster (back).

Late Austrian Army M1898 Holster (with gun).

Late Austrian Army M1898 Holster (closed).

Late Austrian Army M1898 Holster (back).

8mm Rast&Gasser cartridge left, 32 S&W Long on right.

Please see the excellant book "Gasser-Revolver" by Joschi Schuy for detailed information on the M1898 and the various commercial and officer model variants. (German Text). This book has been available at IDSA Books, tel 937-773-4203.