This Swiss 1882 revolver is in excellent condition with 95% original finish. 5/5 Bore. All parts matching serial numbers. Wood grips installed; three small dents on the left side, light handling mark at the top of the grip on the right side. Finish is dark with light edge wear on the trigger guard and light holster wear at the muzzle and the cylinder. Includes military leather holster stamped with year of manufacture in 1916. No P stamp on frame. 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.