Italian Vetterli 1870 - sn AC8xxx
This Italian Vetterli 1870 (1870/87/15) is in very good condition with 90% bluing. 3/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock matching serial number. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Along with the serial number, there are two stamps on the barrel at the Nock's Form with "TORINO" in a circle above "1877" which indicates this was manufactured at the Torino arsenal in 1877, over 140 years ago. Receiver finish is dark and complete. Finish on bolt has patina. Barrel finish is also mostly complete with some of the finish lightening in some areas. Both barrel bands have good bluing, with some more bluing wear found on the front barrel band. Magazine body has some spots of patina. Trigger guard has dark bluing with edge wear. Stock has handling marks and dents as can be expected with a 140+year old rifle that saw service up to and including World War I. Includes integrated cleaning rod and leather sling. En bloc clip not included. Antique; no import engraving.
If you intend on running live ammunition through this rifle, please have it inspected by a competent gunsmith first. Not for use with modern manufacture 6.5 Carcano ammunition.