Scarce Swiss Model 1878 Cavalry Revolver (AH6450)

Scarce Swiss Model 1878 Cavalry Revolver (AH6450)
Price: $1,575.00
Item Number:
AH6450

The Model 1878 was the first Swiss-made revolver used by the Swiss Army. About 6,000 were made by Waffenfabrik Bern, and so marked on the left side of the frame. This Schmidt-Galand type revolver is chambered for the 10.4mm centerfire cartridge. The overall length is approx. 11.5". The frame is solid with a fixed cylinder and hand operated rod ejection. The 4.5" octagon barrel has a good bore with strong rifling with light erosion. The pistol retains most of its original military blue finish with light freckling throughout. The serial number, 4132, is marked on the barrel, frame, cylinder, and trigger (last three digits). There are three proof marks on the left side of the frame and one on the barrel. The checkered composition grips, with the Swiss cross on the left grip, are excellent overall. Swiss cavalry units were issued the Model 1878 revolver. These are rarely seen today. 

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