W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Private Series Revolver w/ Holster - sn P4xxx
Scarce Private Series Serial Number. Very Good Condition with 85% Original Finish. All Matching S/N#. 3/5 Bore. Serial number is a P series and there is also an additional P stamped on the left side of the frame. Handling marks on the black plastic grips. Marks on the frame around the rear takedown screw. Includes military leather holster. Inside of the holster is stamped with "J.FROEHLY" "LAUSANNE". Antique; no import engraving.
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.