W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver - sn 56xx
This Swiss 1882 revolver, manufactured in 1896, is in excellent condition with 95% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Plastic grips installed. All parts matching serial numbers. Overall finish is very dark. with only some light holster wear at the muzzle as well as very light wear on the cylinder. Minor handling wear at the top of the barrel. P stamped frame. Antique; no 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.