Swiss 1882 Ordnance revolver, one of 96 Private series 1882 revolvers shipped in 1917, is in very good condition with 85% original bluing. 4/5 Bore. All visible serial numbers matching. Bore is lightly dull with very light pitting present. Overall bluing is very dark. There is some finish wear on the frame behind the loading gate, light edge wear at the trigger guard, and edge wear on the left side of the frame below the cylinder. Cylinder has expected edge wear around the flutes, and there is a heavy turn ring. Very little straw finish remaining. Frame has some areas of light pitting, especially noted on the left side of the top strap and on the left side of the frame in front of the cylinder. Plastic grips with good checkering. Includes brown military leather holster.
C&R Eligible. Discreet 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.