W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver - sn 17xxx
Swiss 1882 Ordnance revolver, produced in 1916, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 4/5 Bore. All visible serial numbers matching. Bright bore with lightly worn rifling. Little to no straw finish remaining. Bluing is very dark. Minimal finish wear on the left side of the frame. Right side of the frame has very light edge wear, as well as some finish wear from the loading gate and finish wear around the lower screw. Light edge wear on the trigger guard. Cylinder has light edge wear around the flutes and a turn line down the center of the cylinder. Barrel has finish wear at the muzzle and very light edge wear down the sides of the barrel. Top strap has minor to light edge wear. Brown Bakelite grips with good checkering. The right side grip has some wear/light chipping at the top, below the frame takedown screw. No P stamp on frame.
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.