W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver w/ Holster - sn 332xx
Swiss 1882 Ordnance revolver, produced in 1929, in very good condition with 94% bluing. 4/5 Bore. All visible serial numbers matching. There is evidence that this 1882 revolver has been refinished as the cylinder rod and the ejector rod are blued rather than having a straw finish. The bore also appears to have been blued as well. The frame has light edge wear at the trigger guard, light edge wear near the loading gate, and there is very light edge wear below the cylinder. Light surface pitting on the underside of the trigger guard. The top strap has very light edge wear on the sides and light edge wear on the corners of the rear sight. The cylinder has a turn line and a few marks in the metal. The barrel has light edge wear at the high areas. Walnut grips are in good condition with light handling wear. The right side grip has a tiger stripe pattern. The left side grip has a small pressure mark. No P stamp found on the frame.
Includes military leather holster. The spare cartridge holder underneath the flap has been removed.
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.