W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Private Series Revolver w/ Holster - sn P22xxx
This is a rare Private-series Swiss 1882 revolver. It is in very good condition with 93% original finish. 5/5 Bore. One of 51 pieces delivered by W+F Bern in 1929. All parts matching serial numbers except for cylinder rod, which is non-matching. Includes leather holster, which has a few gouges in the leather.
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.