W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver w/ Holster - sn 27xxx
This Swiss 1882 revolver, manufactured in 1925, is in excellent condition with 95% original finish. 5/5 Bore. Bluing is very dark with light holster wear at the muzzle. Wood grips in great condition. Patina on non-blued components. Frame has a Swiss military acceptance stamp, inspector stamp from Major Mühlemann (Cross over M) and a Cross over W+F Bern logo stamp. P.36 stamped frame. Includes leather holster. 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.