This Swiss 1882 revolver is in excellent condition with 95% original finish. 5/5 Bore. All components have matching serial numbers. Finish on frame is dark and consistent, with wear at the loading gate. Rear takedown screw on the right side of the frame has some tooling marks. Wood grips installed. Includes leather holster with heavy handling marks. Frame is P63 stamped. 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.