W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver w/ Holster - sn 33xx7
Swiss 1882 Ordnance revolver, produced in 1929, in very good condition with 90% original finish. 4/5 Bore. All visible serial numbers matching. Bright bore with some light pitting near the middle of the bore. Little straw finish remaining. Left side of the frame has light edge wear around the lower raised area of the frame and light finish wear on the front of the frame. Trigger guard has edge wear all around the perimeter. The right side of the frame has edge wear around the lower raised area, bluing wear behind the loading gate, and a mark on the top to the right of the hammer. Edge wear around the top strap and finish wear from holster use on the rear sight. The bottom of the grip has finish wear around the lanyard loop. The cylinder has a turn line, light edge wear around the flutes, and finish wear at the front of the cylinder. There is also very light surface pitting on the front of the frame and on the cylinder. The barrel has edge wear around the sides and the bluing on the muzzle and front sight has heavy holster wear.
Walnut grips in good condition. The left side grip has light handling marks and some light pressure marks on the backstrap. The right side grip has two small pressure marks near the frame takedown screw and a mark near the bottom left side.
Includes military leather holster. The spare cartridge holder underneath the flap has been removed.
Frame is P stamped in front of the trigger guard. 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.