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Military and Wartime1254 of 3870WW1 AEF Siberia Trench Art RingTrench Art:  An Illustrated History by Jane Kimball
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Posted 1 year ago

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Hi All - Wondering if any of you history buffs recognize this type of gun - only visible marking is a small D3 CI. It's about 5' long. Appreciate any thoughts. Mimi

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  1. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    You need to add the barrel in photo also . It is a bolt action rifle is all I know . But there are people on here that will know .
    Welcome to CW !
  2. vreelandsvintage, 1 year ago
    Added a full picture of gun, yes, it's a lamp now, has been for 50+ years.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    Vetterli. Used by Swiss from 1869-90. Had one as a kid & couldn't remember the name but remembered it was Suisse.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    An interesting piece of trench art! Of course it was done long after the weapons era of use.

    I have seen the same thing done with a Civil War musket in the mid 20th century.

    scott
  5. vreelandsvintage, 1 year ago
    Thank you very much! I appreciate your help immensely.
  6. Hems303 Hems303, 1 year ago
    Hi vreelandsvintage, welcome to CW...as usual blunderbuss2 is right-on...it is the Swiss M78 Vetterli .41 RF Bolt Action Rifle made in the 1870's see the following link for one being fired and demo' ed in the US:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRwDDA9e5Ak

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