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The Swiss Magazine Loading Rifles, 1869-1958 Switzerland was the first country to adopt a magazine repeating rifle, doing so in 1869. The Vetterli rifle, named after its designer, Friedrich Vetterli, combined the features of the Winchester Model 1866 repeating rifle and the Dreyse needle fire rifle. In 1889, the Vetterli was replaced by the line of rifles based on the design of Rudolph Schmidt and the ammunition design of Eduard Rubin. The Schmidt-Rubin rifles remained in service with the Swiss military until 1958. They have become very popular collectible rifles. They are also extremely accurate and make some of the finest target rifles in the world.
Currently being imported in large numbers with a plentiful supply of ammunition, they are inexpensive and great fun to shoot.
The Swiss Magazine Loading Rifles, 1869-1958 is another in the North Cape Publications series of "For Collectors Only" books. It includes a short history of the development, production and use of both rifles as well as a detailed, part-by-part analysis that will enable the collector to determine the authenticity of his or her rifle or carbine.
The Vetterli was produced in sixteen various models and the Schmidt-Rubin in eight. Certain parts are interchangeable between models and the collector can use this book to determine if the parts on his or her rifle or carbine are correct by examining the codes, markings, design and finish of each part and comparing them to the descriptions in the book and to the serial number charts included.
In addition, chapters and appendices describe ammunition for both models, disassembly/assembly, repairs and maintenance and shooting as well as specific sections on markings, codes and serial numbers.
The Swiss Magazine Loading Rifles, 1869 to 1958 is the only book that has ever been written in English about these fine rifles.
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Joe Poyer has written and published over 400 magazine articles and 35 books on antique and modern firearms and the modern military with twelve novels included in that number. He has written thirteen books in the North Cape Publications series on collectible firearms.
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Book Description North Cape Publications, 2010. Soft cover. Condition: New. 2nd Edition..... Vetterli and Schmidt-Rubin Rifles and Carbines. 235 pages. In 1869, the Swiss government adopted the world's first successful magazine loading rifle for their army. In the latter half of the 19th Century, Prussia was the militry power to be feared and the Swiss, living right next door, were determined to guarantee the integrity of their borders. The Vetterli rifle was a clever Swiss design that combined the spring-loaded magazine tube and cartridge elevator of the Winchester Model 1866 and the bolt action of the Dreyse needle-fire rifle. It provided the Swiss infantryman with eleven shots as fast as he could work the bolt. By the end of the 1880's, the Vetterli had been made obsolete by the march of technology. A new rifle design using a straight pull system was developed. The Model 1889 underwent major redesigns ending in the K-31, one of the finest most accurate bolt action infantry rifles ever developed. The promise of the magazine loading rifle was fulfilled: the Swiss were able to avoid invasion and involvement in two world wars and one cold one. Swiss Magazine Loading Rifles, 1869-1958 describes, on a part-by-part basis, all the models of both the Vetterli and Schmidt-Rubin rifles including rifles, short (Stutzer) rifles, carbines and cadet models. All markings and codes are explained and tied to models and serial number ranges. Also included are exploded views, markings and codes are explained and tied to models and serial number ranges. Also included are exploded views, ammunition details, assembly/disassembly instructions, maintenance and treouble shooting. The Swiss rifles are not only extremely accurate and a great deal of fun to shoot, but their wide range of variations makes them a great collectible. An excellent new title. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 4769
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