Bern 1878 Military Revolver. ANTIQUE!! SN: 2268
Swiss M1878 Military Revolver, ORIGINAL FINISH, all matching, one of approximately 5000 revolvers made by Waffenfabrik Bern between 1878-1882. SN: 2268. Cal: 10.4mm. Standard configuration M1878 with 6” octagonal barrel having fixed front and rear sights. Full serial number on left side of barrel, left side of frame and cylinder with last few digits repeated on axle pin, ejector rod and trigger. Assembly number “2086” marked under barrel, front of cylinder and cylinder axle shaft. Frame with usual inspector markings. Further disassembly not effected. Condition: VG original high polish blue condition with areas of fading and patchy discoloration as photographed. Same condition applies to the small strawed parts that show no evidence of enhancement. Surprisingly nice original grips with crisp checkering and a few scuffs. Bright bore with strong rifling. Perfect manual mechanics, the cylinder showing no wobble on full cock. One of the lower production military revolvers, seldom available with original finish. ANTIQUE. A HISTORIC INVESTMENT!
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