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    Ordnance Revolver Model 1882 Six-Round Double-Action Service Revolver (1882)

    Ordnance Revolver Model 1882 Six-Round Double-Action Service Revolver (1882)

    The Model 1882 was designed around an all-new 7.5x23R cartridge, both developed by Lieutenant-Colonel Rudolf Schmidt.


    Picture of Ordnance Revolver Model 1882


    Staff Writer (11/26/2013): The Ordnance Revolver Model 1882 was a Swiss attempt at making a lighter revolver for its Army. The Swiss Army was already fielding rather heavy pistols firing a 10.4mm cartridge. Lieutenant-Colonel Rudolph Schmidt of Eidgenossischen Waffenfabrik in Bern, Switzerland, set about to design and develop an altogether new cartridge for an all-new revolver of lighter weight. The resulting cartridge became the 7.5mmx23R while the resulting revolver became the Model 1882.

    The Model 1882 was of a conventional revolver design. The detailed pistol grip was set well low in the design and the hammer within easy reach. The trigger was set within a rounded trigger guard and mounted just under the six-round rotating cylinder which itself sported identifiable fluting. The chamber rod was set just under the hexagonal barrel which itself measured in as 4.5 inches in length. The firing of the revolver was via double-action.




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    Technical Specifications:
    Ordnance Revolver Model 1882
    Six-Round Double-Action Service Revolver


    Country of Origin: Switzerland
    Manufacturer: Eidgenossischen Waffenfabrik - Switzerland
    Initial Year of Service: 1882


    Overall Length: 0 mm (0.00 in)
    Barrel Length: 114.00 mm (4.49 in)
    Weight (Empty): 0.00 lb (0.00 kg)


    Caliber*: 7.5mmx23R
    Action: Double-Action
    Feed: 6-shot revolving cylinder
    Sights: Front Iron


    * Listed caliber(s) for firearms may be model dependent if more than one model type/chambering was produced. Always consult official manufacturer's information or a licensed dealer.


    Variants:
    Model 1882 - Base Series Designation


    Operators:
    Switzerland