W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver - sn 20xxx
Swiss 1882 Ordnance revolver, produced in 1917, in very good condition with 90% finish. 4/5 Bore; rifling is lightly worn. All visible serial numbers matching. Little straw finish remaining, but overall bluing is very dark. Left side of the frame has very light edge wear underneath the cylinder and edge wear at the rear of the frame. The right side of the frame has faint edge wear at the bottom edge, edge wear below the cylinder, and the bluing is worn where the loading gate has rubbed against the frame. Light edge wear on the trigger guard, and edge wear on the bottom of the frame around the lanyard loop with some light patina. At the top strap is light edge wear on the left and right sides and edge wear on the rear sight. The barrel has light edge wear on most of the barrel's edges and muzzle wear. There is a small surface mark on the left side of the barrel on an edge, located just above the cylinder rod. The cylinder has a turn line and light edge wear around most of the cylinder flutes.
Frame is P 56 stamped on the top strap.
Wood grips are in very good condition with typical handling marks; there are some pressure marks, but no gouges nor damage are present.
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.