M1860 Long kammerlader for rifle clubs.
This civilian rifle is almost identical to the military M1860, but there
are some small differences. They are e.g. butt plate, barrel bands
and the trigger guard is made of iron, not brass. The stock is made
out of walnut insted of birch. There are some more minor differences
as well. This rifle was sold through rifle clubs that was bloomin all
over the country at the begining of the 1860s. This rifle came
prepared for the same socket bayonet as the militarry long M1860.
There was produced a short version of the same rifle at the same time as well, this rifle is identical but there are only two barrel bands. The short model came prepared for the sword bayonet M1860.
The rifle shown here is in terrible condition and there is a lot of rust on the steel. Unfortunately this rifle has the bracket for bayonet removed as well. I found this rifle in the US, so I had to bring it home despite the poor condition.