Antique W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver w/ Holster - sn P3xxx
Swiss Private Series model 1882 Ordnance Revolver, likely produced on or before 1898, in good condition with 75% finish. 1/5 Bore (heavy pitting throughout the bore).
An exact year of production cannot be determined as there are no records for private series serial numbers P1 through P20075. P20076 was produced in 1909, and military production serial number 8008 was the final revolver produced in 1898.
Mild finish wear and mild to heavy edge wear throughout the revolver. Heavy pitting throughout the center of the frame on the left, right, and stop sides. Light pitting at the rear of the frame on the left and right sides. Mild pitting throughout the cylinder chambers. Heavy surface marks on the takedown rod. Moderate to heavy tool marks on some of the screws.
No straw finish remaining.
Brown vulcanite grip in very good condition.
Includes black leather holster.
ANTIQUE. No import engraving. See our How To Order page for ordering instructions.
1882 revolvers were employed by the Swiss Military and manufactured between 1882 through 1929 in Eidgenossische Waffenfabrik Bern, a Swiss federal armory. Designed by Rudolph Schmidt, the 1882 fires a black powder 7.5mm round and has a capacity of 6 rounds. Several variations of the revolver were produced; the earliest and most valuable models can be identified with their octagonal barrel. Late model revolvers named the 1882-29 are a more simplified version of the pistol that were made to help ease production time and costs. 1882-29 models can be identified by their round barrels.