This is a Swiss Infantry Rifle model 1842/59/67 manufactured by BEURET Freres, Lieges (Belgium). It is in very good condition with 95% original finish (non-blued; in the white). 2/5 Bore, 5/5 Stock. Stock matches serial number. BEURET Freres stamp on the right side at the lock plate. Small amount of frost on the plate found on the left side of the stock below the breech. Tiger striped furniture is in great condition, with a scuff on the right side of the stock near the comb and butt, a mark on the left side of the stock below the comb, and a small mark forward of the grip on the left side. "ST.GALLEN" is stamped on the toe of the stock, in between the butt plate and the trigger plate. Small scratch on the right side next to the trigger. The bore has mild pitting and rust throughout. Includes a socketed bayonet. Antique; no import engraving.
BEURET Freres was one of the largest firearm manufacturers available at the time. 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.