Vetterli 1885 6.5mm caliber
Guns International #: 101371992 Seller's Inventory #: Vetterli 1885 6.5mm caliber
Category: Military Rifles - Non-US - Mauser Rifles - Military
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Seller: HOME TOWN GUNS
Company: HOME TOWN GUNS
Member Since: 3/28/07
Country: United States
Phone: (860) 658-2843
Number of Active Listings: 225
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: MONEY ORDERS
The Vetterli was a very early bolt action rifle designed by Johann-Friedreich Vetterli, a Swiss arms inventor. Italy adopted the rifle as a Model 1870. In this form, it was a 10.35x47mm black powder single shot rifle. In 1887, the rifles were modified by adding a 4-round box magazine designed by Italian Artillery Captain, G. Vitali. This made it a Model 1870/87. In 1915, it was modified again. Due to the arms shortages in Italy, the rifle was converted to fire the current 6.5x52mm Carcano round. The barrel was relined and rechambered. A new 5-round Mannlicher box magazine that was loaded with Carcano 6-round clips was added, making the model designation 1870/87/15. Caution: if you fire this rifle use reduced charge loads. The subject rifle was made by Terni in 1885. Others were produced at Brescia and Torino arsenals under license from the Swiss. The Italians supplied a large number of these to Russia during WWI. well. The bore is good with good rifling, and as typical for guns this age, the grooves has some corrrosion fro wartime corrosive primers..The overall condition is very good with most arseanl blue, clean markings on the metal and wood.Stock numbers rarely match the reciever numbers on wartime guns! Left side of stock has an arsenal large round proof dated 1917. Check my inventory of rare grips, unusual gun parts, barrels and holsters. Shipping may be higher than stated as shippers raise their prices twice year without notice! When buying a gun always have it examined by a competent gunsmith before shooting. To buy a gun from me you must get a direct email for me, with details, and shipping cost. We don’t have a web site .I prefer money orders or a check. Item ships when funds come in. If you can only pay with a card let me know. I try to keep guns affordable, which means I make less money than most dealers. You won’t get altitude sickness, or nose bleed, with my prices! I consistently have the best selection of older guns If you attempt to buy, you must still contact us for details . Best to email to buy. Sometimes a local person can stop buy and purchase before the gun is removed. Sometimes not home to get calls. Some guns are required shipment to a gun dealer near you for a transfer to you when it arrives. Otherwise many older or black powder guns ship to your door. With the widest selection of older guns at great prices, We don’t have a store, and sell on the internet only. I’m easy to get along with. Thank You.