W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver w/ Holster - sn 11xx9
Swiss 1882 Ordnance revolver, produced in 1903, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. Little straw finish remaining. 4/5 Bore. All visible serial numbers are matching. Bright bore with lightly worn rifling and light pitting around the muzzle. Overall finish is a very good dark blue. Light edge wear noted around the frame and trigger guard. Cylinder has edge wear around the flutes and down the center. There is also edge wear on the top strap and on the edges of the octagonal barrel. Right side of the frame has finish wear from the loading gate, and a round spot below the loading gate. There are some small nicks/small marks found on some of the surfaces: on the left side, there are small nicks on the ejector rod and small marks on the frame to the left of the P stamp; on the right side there are some tooling marks around the large takedown screw. There are a couple of large scratches: there is a scratch on the left side of the frame below the hammer, and on the right side there is a scratch to the right of the takedown lever. Brown Bakelite grips have fair checkering. Right side grip has some marks at the top near the large takedown screw. Frame is P 31 stamped.
Includes military leather holster. The holster has been repaired at some point, with the original spare ammunition holder removed and replaced. An illegible name is written in the inside flap of the 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.