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Posted 3 years 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, 3 years 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, 3 years ago
    Added a full picture of gun, yes, it's a lamp now, has been for 50+ years.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years 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, 3 years 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.

  5. vreelandsvintage, 3 years ago
    Thank you very much! I appreciate your help immensely.
  6. Hems303 Hems303, 3 years ago
    Hi vreelandsvintage, welcome to usual blunderbuss2 is 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:

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