Swiss 1864/67 rifle in very good condition with 85% original finish. 4/5 Bore, 5/5 Stock. Stock has light handling wear. Barrel has very light pitting throughout the bore. Light patina and pitting throughout the firearm. Includes non-matching bayonet.
This rifle started life as an 1864 Stutzer. It was modified with the Milbank-Amsler breech as part of modernization efforts to make firearms in the then-new .41 Swiss (10.4x38mm R Swiss Vetterli M69/81) cartridge.
The Stutzer model is a shortened and accurized carbine featuring a double trigger. It features a heavy curved buttplate to accommodate the shoulder, as well as a distinct 30" barrel. The rifle was manufactured or modified by TH Klaus. The firearm was issued to the Canton of Fribourg.
The bayonet is a scarce original Swiss 1864 "Yatagan" curved sword bayonet. Though non-matching, it is the period bayonet manufactured in the pattern of other popular bayonets of the mid- to late-1800s.