41 swiss ammo


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Flyboy73
January 15, 2007, 01:58 AM
I just picked a nice swiss M81 Vertterli. I can see getting ammo for it will be a pain.

I have not found a current makers of the rimfire ammo. So if there is one let me know.

There is some old ammo for collecting and some centerfire 41 swiss.

Has anyone done the centerfire convertions?

I see that Gad catridge will do it for $50 will $30 for 20 rounds.

They also sell smokeless and blackpowder for the 41 swiss. Can you fire both in this gun?

I am not a reloaded just looking for some ammo to make it go boom again.

Brion

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Vaarok
January 15, 2007, 01:39 PM
You need to send your bolt off to be modified, or do it yourself. This will convert the double-prong rimfire firing pin to a centerfire setup, and then you can use reloadable modern-production .41 Swiss (centerfire) ammo in it. The .41 Swiss (rimfire) ammo never works, it's too old and strictly collectors stuff.

http://telecom.hartford.edu/images/vetconverteasy.htm

Flyboy73
January 16, 2007, 01:12 AM
Does this make the bolt unable to go back to to the rimfire and does it hurt the value with the convertion?

Brion

Vaarok
January 16, 2007, 05:18 PM
Yes, and no. Shootability more than compensates for originality.

In the rapidly advancing days of firearm development in the 1890s, almost all Swiss Vetterlis were surplussed and imported to the USA as inexpensive homesteaders rifles, and they're honestly really pretty common and usually in good shape. Ammo was made up until WW2 in small quantities. Being able to shoot one improves the value quite a bit compared to an "original" but never-usable one.

Cosmoline
January 16, 2007, 05:24 PM
I'd urge you to check out the swiss rifle forums for more info.

http://www.swissrifles.com/

http://www.gunboards.com/forums/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=37

These can be exceptionally accurate rifles. I've heard of some beating out modern smokeless rifles in competition.

Flyboy73
January 17, 2007, 01:08 AM
With so many in the country, I am surprised that no one makes the ammo for them. I see that couple of us companys used made it up to WWII. But i think there would be a market for a us company to make some new 41 rimfire's.

I mean i just got a navy arms box of 32 rimfires, that before was almost impossible to find new.

Brion

Flyboy73
January 17, 2007, 01:14 AM
Hard choice to make, Shootability vs. originality.

I like to keep the old ones orginal.

But i also would like to shoot this fine gun. :banghead:

Brion

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