W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver w/ Holster - sn 51xx
This Swiss 1882 revolver, manufactured in 1895, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore. Little to no straw finish remaining. Bore is lightly dull and has very light pitting. Portions of the frame and most of the cylinder has light pitting from previous surface frost. The left side of the frame has edge wear around the area of the frame below the cylinder and light scratches in the finish. The right side of the frame has light edge wear above the trigger and finish wear to the left of the loading gate. Edge wear seen on the trigger guard. Bluing wear on the bottom of the grip near the lanyard loop. The cylinder has a turn line, light edge wear on the flutes, and patches of bluing wear. The top strap has finish wear around the rear sight and the forward end, behind the barrel. Light edge wear on the barrel, mostly seen on the left side. Brown patina on the trigger. Bakelite grips have small surface marks but otherwise has good checkering with regard to age.
Includes military leather holster with shoulder sling. One of the two wire clips on the shoulder sling is bent, allowing it to easily unhook from the holster; this is easily fixed.
Antique; no 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.