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Vetterli Single Shot Carbine Model 1870


RARE 17 ½”Barrel

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This is a very rare item, a 17 ½” barrel single shot Vetterli 10.35×47 Rmm centerfire with an 18” cruciform socket bayonet. The rear of the barrel is hexagonal and on the left flat is dated 1874 and marked Brescia above it. On the right M4757 and the same number is on the right butt of the stock. The bore is dark but does have strong rifling. The mechanical function is very good and tight. These single shot carbines are very rare and were not converted to the magazine system.