W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver w/ Holster - sn 37xxx
Swiss 1882 Ordnance revolver, produced in 1932, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 5/5 Bore. All visible serial numbers are matching. Very little straw finish remaining. Overall bluing is very dark. The left side of the frame has a few small marks in the bluing and the bluing thins somewhat toward the top of the frame. The right side of the frame has some finish wear behind the loading gate, a few scattered light scratches in the bluing, and a round shaped area of discoloration to the left of the loading gate. There is light edge wear on the trigger guard and some bluing wear on the underside of the grip at the lanyard loop. The top strap has very light edge wear and light edge wear at the rear sight. There is very light to light edge wear along the edges of the octagonal barrel and finish wear at the muzzle and on the front sight. The cylinder has a turn line as well as light edge wear at the flutes. Walnut grip panels are in great condition with light handling marks. Frame is stamped with Colonel Muhlemann's inspection mark. P stamped frame.
Includes military leather holster with shoulder sling and a leather lanyard is attached to the revolver's lanyard loop.
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.