What is this old rifle????


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Gary in Pennsylvania
February 4, 2006, 11:20 AM
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I really like that. What is it?

Thanks!

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Third_Rail
February 4, 2006, 11:28 AM
Swiss Model 1881 Vetterli, perhaps?

jonnyc
February 4, 2006, 11:29 AM
The receiver area reminds me of an old Swiss Vetterli.

Roudy
February 4, 2006, 12:36 PM
Yuppers, appears to be a Vetterli

http://www.militaryrifles.com/Switzerland/SwissVet.htm

Onmilo
February 4, 2006, 04:26 PM
The real question is whether it is still chambered for .41 rimfire Swiss??????

Gary in Pennsylvania
February 4, 2006, 06:30 PM
Has any other manufacturer made an action similar?? Tube fed, side loading, bolt action?

Third_Rail
February 4, 2006, 07:08 PM
Yes, there were some centerfire German (IIRC) rifles made like that.

Gary in Pennsylvania
February 5, 2006, 12:52 AM
Hmmmph!

How Ironic! Are these pics identical?!

Apparently......This is what it is....
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=43474002

rero360
February 5, 2006, 01:11 AM
its worth half of what they're asking for it, I do believe its the carbine model and with the rust and cracked stock its worth a hundred bucks. get rid of the rust and then the price would be fair.

M67
February 5, 2006, 02:19 PM
Has any other manufacturer made an action similar?? Tube fed, side loading, bolt action? The Norwegian 10.15mm Jarmann was a tube fed bolt action, but unless I'm mistaken it was loaded from the top. Adopted in 1884, replaced in 1894. Not the first repeating rifle to be adopted by the military, but the first one to be produced in significant numbers.

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