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Schmidt M1882


Schmidt M1882

The Schmidt M1882
also referred to by the name Model 1929, was a revolver fabricated in Switzerland by the Waffenfabrik Bern and which was used as an ordnance arm by the Swiss Army.

Design
It was designed by Colonel Rudolph Schmidt The revolver was designed to use the black powder 7.5 millimeter round. The 1882 was a simple and effective design. Model 1882 with serial numbers under 20,000 were fitted with plastic grips. Model with serial numbers over 20,000 had wood grips. Some were made by SIG.

The Model 1929
The model 1929, or "M1882-29", is a more simplified version of the model 1882. Most changes were made to help ease production and to make it less expensive. One can distinguish a model 1929 by its round barrel from the 1882`s octagonal one. Grip was widened to make it more ergonomical and higher quality steel used. The upper frame was made more rigid and a firing pin instead of the older models one-piece hammer used. Still the weapon has had no manual safety. The 1929 continued to use black powder cartridges in Swiss military service and was finally removed from service in the 1970s.

Used by
- Swiss Army

Swiss 1882 Ordnance Revolver

Weapontype:
Service revolver

Manufacturer:
Waffenfabrik Bern

Operation:
Double Action Revolver

Cartridge:
7.5mm 1882 Ordnance

Chambers:
7.5 mm

Weight:
0.8 kg

Length:
235 mm

Barrel:
114 mm

Feed system:
6 round cylinder

In Production:
1882-1929

Sights:
Bead front sight, U-notch rear sight

Effective range:
40 meters

Muzzle Velocity:
690 ft/s (210 m/s)

 

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