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    Keller Aarau Swiss Military Vetterli M1869 / 71 10.4 mm Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle Bolt Action None Rifles
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    Keller Aarau Swiss Military Vetterli M1869 / 71 10.4 mm Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle Bolt Action None Rifles

    RiflesBolt ActionUsed£ 845

    MINT BORE**MATCHING NUMBERS**Swiss Military Vetterli M1869 / 71 10.4 mm Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle By Keller Aarau. Sn 18196:7 - 18196:7

    The Vetterli rifles were a series of Swiss army service rifles in use from 1869 to circa 1890, when they were replaced with Schmidt-Rubin rifles. Modified Vetterli rifles were also used by the Italian Army. The Swiss Vetterli rifles combined the American M1866 Winchester rifle's tubular magazine and a bolt system derived from the German Dreyse. Due to the Swiss Federal Council's early 1866 decision to equip the army with a breech loading repeating rifle, the Vetterli rifles were, at the time of their introduction, the most advanced military rifles in Europe. This is an excellent M1869 / 74 Vetterli bolt action rifle in 10.4mm UK obsolete calibre.The metal work has even patina. It has all original, wood furniture with chequed grip panel on the fore stock. The woood has knocks bumps abnd bruises to be expected with age and one side of the shoulder stock has a few blemishes which can be seen in the images. The stock is stamped with military ‘Swiss Cross’ mark. The action is signed by the maker Keller Aarau and stamped 'M78 Waffenfabrik Bern' together with model designation ‘M78’ and serial number ‘91219’ which is repeated on the barrel and underside of the action. The bolt has un-matching number. It has an adjustable rear sight, block & blade foresight, sling swivels, steel butt plate and original cleaning rod. The rifle is 51” overall length with a 33” barrel. The barrel’s bore is near mint, clean & bright with crisp rifling. The loading & firing actions are crisp. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18196:7
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    CategoryRifles
    SubcategoryBolt Action
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 845
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeKeller Aarau
    CalibreNone
    ModelSwiss Military Vetterli M1869 / 71 10.4 mm Obsolete Calibre Bolt Action Rifle
    Antiqueyes
    MechanismBolt Action
    CertificateNo Licence
    Your reference18196:7
    Gun StatusActivated
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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