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Swiss M1929 Revolver 7.5mm

Article about: One of my recent additions, this is an unshot, immaculate example. The weapon is a development of the previous M1882 revolver, using the same pretty underpowered 7.5mm ammo and being the sam

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    Default Swiss M1929 Revolver 7.5mm

    One of my recent additions, this is an unshot, immaculate example. The weapon is a development of the previous M1882 revolver, using the same pretty underpowered 7.5mm x 23R ammo and being the same single gate loader type-old fashioned but typical of military pistols in 1882 but an absolute antique in 1929! Production lasted from 1930 to 1945, with the type being withdrawn from service use in the mid 1950s.
    The Swiss had adopted various models of Luger automatics from 1900 onwards but still retained revolvers for 2 main reasons-they were cheaper to make (US $23 for the M1929 revolver vs $43 for the M1929 Luger) and a revolver needed only one hand to operate for mounted or bicycle troops (at least for the first 6 shots). They were also issued to rear echelon support troops as well as police and border guards.
    As might be expected it's beautifully made with precise engineering. The 1941 production leather holster features cloth bullet loops under the flap for a total of 10 rounds carried, which is strange as it's a typical 6 shot cylinder and the ammo was provided in 12 round boxes.
    The 3rd photo shows the loading gate open and the ejection rod deployed.
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    Last edited by lithgow; 07-31-2015 at 11:14 AM.

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    Very nice find!!

    And thank you for the story! 😉

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    That is in beautiful condition. I take the wear on the cylinder is holster wear. So when you say unshot condition do you mean you have not fired it or it has never been shot?

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    No, it's never been shot-there's no real wear on the cylinder, it was stored in the holster for some time when exported and at the dealers-would have been sent straight to depot war stocks when it was made, then to disposal in the 1950s/60s.

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    Nice score lithgow. Looks to be built extremely strong. Amazing to find one in that condition.

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