W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver w/ Holster - sn 33xxx
Swiss 1882 Ordnance revolver, produced in 1929, with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. All visible serial numbers matching. Very light straw finish remaining. The left side of the frame has edge wear at the high area as well as finish wear at the rear, above the grip. Moderate edge wear on the trigger guard. The right side of the frame also has edge wear at the high area and finish wear behind the loading gate. Bluing wear on the underside of the grip at the lanyard loop. Edge wear on the top strap and finish wear at the rear sight and the end of the top strap against the barrel. Barrel has edge wear finish wear on the front sight, finish wear around the muzzle, and there is finish wear above the barrel's serial number. The cylinder has a turn line, light edge wear on the flutes, and finish wear throughout.
Walnut grips in good condition. Right side grip has two pressure marks on the top edge and two pressure marks on the upper left side near the backstrap.
Includes military leather holster. The tie down strap for the flap has been replaced at some point and appears much newer than the rest of the holster.
P 63 stamped on 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.