Swiss 1882 Ordnance revolver, produced in 1903, in very good condition with 85% original finish. 3/5 Bore. All visible serial numbers matching. Bright bore with sharp rifling, but there is some mild pitting present around the middle of the bore. Little straw finish remaining. There is edge wear throughout the frame and barrel. Some heavier finish wear is present forward of the trigger guard, on the forward left edge of the frame, on the right side of the frame in front of one of the frame screws, and around the loading gate. Holster wear at the muzzle. Cylinder has edge wear on the flutes and some light pitting at the forward end. Bakelite grips have somewhat dulled checkering. Right side grip has a few chips at the bottom and one chip on the front strap. Frame is P 31 stamped. Swiss inspector stamp in between the P and 31.
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.