WTS/WTT Swiss Vetterli M78 10.4mm Antique C&R 1878/1881

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WTS/WTT Swiss Vetterli M78 10.4mm Antique C&R 1878/1881
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Waffenfabrik Bern

Make: Waffenfabrik Bern
Model: Vetterli Model 1878/1881
Caliber: 10.4mm (.41)
Location (city or county): El Dorado County
Price: $425 OBO
Trade: Yes (Shotgun, rifle)
Will ship (Y/N): Yes
Other info: Hasn't been fired since it got to the US. Requires custom ammo. Would be great to add to your Swiss collection or WWII or pre-WWII collection. These rifles have good accuracy. Shoots like a 44 Magnum in a rifle.
Bolt-action infantry rifle # 190060 (10.4mm Swiss rimfire) mfg. by Waffenfabrik Bern in c.1883. Good-PLUS condition, all-matching numbers (and every part is numbered). All original bluing intact with some pitting at the barrel and fading around the trigger. Bore is steel color with very strong rifling. Wood is walnut with its original finish (cartouches clear) having only a very few light handling-marks and dings. Includes cleaning-rod. Not import-marked.
Barrel Length: 33.5 inches
Overall Length: 52 inches
Weight: 10.19 lbs empty
Chambering: 10.4x38 (.41) Swiss Rimfire
Rifling: 4 groove, RH twist, 1 in 26"
Velocity: 1425 fps
Capacity: 13 (12 round tube magazine +1 in the cartridge elevator)
Total Production: 37,010 Model 1878/81s 25,3000 Model 1881s
Manufacture Dates: 1882-1889 Eidgen?ssische Waffenfabrik, Bern
(according to this site http://www.swissrifles.com/vetterli/)