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Ordnance Revolver Model 1882


Six-Round Double-Action Service Revolver


Switzerland | 1882



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

Physical
The physical qualities of the Ordnance Revolver Model 1882. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
114 mm
4.49 in
Barrel Length
Double-Action
Action
7.5mmx23R
Caliber(s)
6-shot revolving cylinder
Feed
Front Iron
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Ordnance Revolver Model 1882 Six-Round Double-Action Service Revolver family line.
Model 1882 - Base Series Designation


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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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Contractor(s): Eidgenossischen Waffenfabrik - Switzerland
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