Object Title

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - Vetterli Model 1870/87

Centrefire bolt-action magazine rifle - Vetterli Model 1870/87

Date

1870-1889

Object Number

XII.2329

Provenance

Formerly Class XXIV.594 (1938-1971, Student Collection). Formerly IWM No.19,686 (When temporarily stored from about 1927 to 1938, a possible transfer was being considered under the Cottesloe Committee criteria.). Transferred from the Imperial War Museum,(no.12871), to the Armouries, September 1938. Presented to the Imperial War Museum by Major Brown in 1923

Physical Description

Manufactured at Brescia. Later converted to Vitali magazine, probably at Torino in 1889. Fitted with Vitali pattern safety catch

Dimensions

OverallLength1353mm
BarrelLength860mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number LM3196

Calibre

10.4 mm

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

Bayonet X.4299 (LM 3196) associated