This is a scarce single shot Swiss 1897 Cadet Rifle, produced in 1910, in very good condition with 80% original finish. 2/5 Bore. 3/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Bore is bright but there is heavy pitting found halfway down the bore. Both charging handle knobs are cracked, with the top charging handle knob also having a small piece chipped off. Tiger stripe pattern visible on the left side of the stock at the butt. Furniture has many pressure marks and small gouges throughout. Many of these are found on the comb of the stock. There are three triangle-shaped gouges on the left side of the stock, rear of the grip. There are also a series of surface scratches on the left side of the stock, below the rear sight. The bottom of the stock is stamped with "740" behind the front barrel band. Receiver has dark bluing, with expected edge wear around the loading slot. There is also edge wear on the forward edge of the right side of the receiver, edge wear around the lightening slots, and at the rear of the receiver adjacent to the bolt plug. There are many small surface marks/nicks on the receiver. Rear barrel band has some light patina, with light finish wear on the right side at the screw. Front barrel band has finish wear on the left and right sides. Trigger plate and trigger guard both have heavy patina. Includes leather sling.
C&R eligible. Discreet import engraving.