- Cast: R/H
- Condition: Used
Swiss M1852/67 Milbank Amsler Stutzer Sharpshooter Rifle 10.4mm RF
The Milbank-Amslers were swinging-block conversions of several different Swiss percussion muzzle loaders to the Amsler lifting bolt design developed by the American Isaac Milbank and refined and perfected by the Swiss Rudolf Amsler.These Milbank-Amslers were the first Swiss rifles chambered in the then new .41 Swiss rimfire cartridge, which became the Swiss standard until about 1890, being used in the Swiss M1867 Peabody and in all of the Swiss Vetterlis. This is a rare excellent original M1851/67 Stutzer (Sharpshooter rifle) in .41 RF Swiss Calibre. This example has the correct double set triggers and a very distinctive highly curved butt plate with upper and lower spurs. It has a 30” round steel barrel stepped at the breech. The barrel has a clean bore with good rifling. The rifle has a fixed fore sight, adjustable rear sight, steel clearing rod, and sling swivels. Its original full wood stock with just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age. Breech is marked Zoller probably the conversion manufacturer
As an obsolete calibre antique rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display.
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