BEURET Freres IG1842/59/67 w/bayonet - sn 7xxx
This is a Swiss Infantry Rifle model 1842/59/67 manufactured by BEURET Freres, Lieges (Belgium). It is in very good condition with 90% original finish (non-blued). 5/5 Bore, 5/5 Stock. Stock matches serial number. The top of the barrel has light pitting and light surface rust near the barrel bands. Furniture is in great condition, especially considering the age, with only a few handling marks found. Includes a socketed bayonet. Antique; no import engraving.
The Infanteriegewehr Modell 1842 is the first standardized rifle used by the Swiss military. Originally a smooth bore muzzle loader, this model designation of 1842/59/67 reflects that it was updated in 1859 and then 1867 with the Milbank-Amsler system to allow for breech loading. This specific model also has a rifled barrel, with a shiny bore, sharp rifling and no sign of rust nor pitting.