Swiss model 1896/71


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CPLofMARINES
July 2, 2011, 04:48 PM
Happy Fourth of July folks, my neighbor asked me if I knew anything
about a rifle he owns. He said he bought it off a friend 40 yrs. ago for $20.
He took it to Gander Mtn. and this is what they could tell him. Made by
Ryner & Keller in Aarau, Switzerland between 1869-1873, a total of 9700
were made. Model 1896/71, chambering is 10.4x38 (.41) Swiss Rimfire.
Capacity 12, the gun is missing the cleaning rod. He was wondering what
it might be worth, it looks in fair condition, with some pitting. I would
appreciate any help, thank you.


Semper Fi

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Vaarok
July 2, 2011, 05:56 PM
If the forestock is cut down, they're fairly worthless, as ammunition is unavailable and they're impossible to restore. If they're full military, they're in the $3-400 range, and can be converted to fire a handloaded centerfire version of the .41 Swiss cartridge.

And it's the model 69/71.

.45Guy
July 2, 2011, 06:12 PM
Actually Gad's custom cartridge will do a centerfire conversion, and sells loaded rounds.

CHEVELLE427
July 3, 2011, 02:30 AM
see if you can find anything here or maybe a link to other Swiss sites

http://theswissriflesdotcommessageboard.yuku.com/directory#.ThAMTmG1VnI

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