W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver w/ Holster - sn 23xxx
Swiss 1882 Ordnance revolver, produced in 1918, is in very good condition with 80% original finish. 4/5 Bore. All visible serial numbers are matching. Rifling is sharp but there is some light pitting found in the middle of the bore. The revolver has handling wear and finish wear throughout. Edge wear on the trigger guard. Finish wear on the base of the grip and the lanyard loop. Cylinder has edge wear around the flutes. Holster wear at the muzzle. Signs of disassembly/reassembly on some of the frame screws. Frame is stamped on the left side in front of the cylinder with Colonel Muhlemann's inspection stamp, Swiss military acceptance stamp, and the Waffenfabrik Bern manufacturing stamp. Wood grips in good condition with light handling marks. Barrel is P 63 stamped. Includes military leather 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.