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Military and Wartime3837 of 6368WW1 AEF Siberia Trench Art RingTrench Art:  An Illustrated History by Jane Kimball
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Posted 6 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, 6 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, 6 years ago
    Added a full picture of gun, yes, it's a lamp now, has been for 50+ years.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 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, 6 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, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much! I appreciate your help immensely.

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