This is a Swiss Infantry Rifle model 1842/59, manufactured by BEURET Freres, Lieges (Belgium). It is in very good condition with 93% original finish (non-blued). 4/5 Bore, 5/5 Stock. Antique; no import engraving.
Two digit s/n rifle.
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.