The Vetterli is a Swiss army service rifle, in service from 1869 to 1889. Swiss Vetterli rifles combined the American Winchester Model 1866's tubular magazine with a regular bolt featuring, for the first time, two opposed rear locking lugs. This novel type of bolt made the Vetterli the first repeating bolt-action rifle to feature a self-cocking action and a small caliber bore. Vetterli rifles were the most advanced military rifles in Europe, at the time of their introduction.
Uncommon 1881 Stutzer (precision) model with double triggers. Very Good Condition with 85% Original Finish. Matching bolt and furniture S/N#. 4/5 Wood finish, 4/5 Bore. Missing the forked firing pin.