W+F Bern Swiss 1882 Revolver w/ Holster - sn 5xx1
This Swiss 1882 revolver, manufactured in 1896, is in very good condition with 90% original finish. 4/5 Bore. All visible serial numbers matching. Little to no straw finish remaining. Light pitting noted throughout the bore. Left side of the grip has faint edge wear on the lower edge of the frame, very light edge wear below the cylinder, and edge wear on the rear of the frame below the hammer and above the grip. Light finish wear on the upper area of the trigger guard. Light surface pitting on the underside of the frame bear the lanyard loop. On the right side of the frame there is very light edge wear below the cylinder and a small mark on the left side, likely from the loading gate. Very light edge wear on the trigger guard. The top strap has light edge wear on the left and right sides of the rear sight. Barrel has light edge wear and holster wear at the muzzle. Small surface pitting on the underside of the barrel. Bluing is lightly worn on the cylinder, has a turn line, and light edge wear around the flutes.
Frame is stamped with the Waffenfabrik Bern stamp, Swiss military acceptance stamp, and Major Vogelsang's inspection stamp below the serial number.
Vulcanite grips have excellent checkering.
Includes leather holster. Holster is missing the hardware to secure the flap closed.
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.