Historic Weapons


First small caliber Swiss percussion rifle: Feldstutzer M1851 (only issued to sharp shooters)




Classic Swiss rifle: Vetterli 1881 Stutzer (only issued to sharp shooters)



Another famous Swiss rifle is the Karabiner 31 (or K31).



The first American rifle developed for metallic cartridges  was the Springfield Trapdoor for the 45-70 round.

The German Mauser I.G. Mod. 71/84 was the first repeating rifle developed from the single shot I.G. Mod 71 rifle and was shooting a 11,15 x 60R round, with a magazine capacity of 8 rounds.




Favourite websites

*  Swiss Vetterli

*  Swiss rifles

*  Springfield Trapdoor


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