M1860 Short Kammerlader for Skytterlag

M1860 Short kammerlader for Skytterlag.

 

Technical information:

 

  • Name: M1860 Short kammerlader for Skytterlag
  • Production year: 1862
  • Serial number:
  • Serial number range: Approximately 1-2708 (This range is shared with the long rifle).
  • Produced: 1861-1867
  • Caliber: 4 linjer
  • Magazine capacity: 0, singel shot
  • Weight:
  • Produced at: Kongsberg V√•penfabrikk.
  • Stock material: Walnut
  • Lock mechanism: Breachloader percussion
  • Approved by the army: Civil production
  • Number produced: Nobody knows for sure, today there are known more short versions than long like the one shown here.

 

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 really 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 sword bayonet as the militarry short

M1860. There was produced a long version of the same rifle at the same time as well, this rifle is identical except there are three barrel bands. The long model came prepared for the socket bayonet M1860.

The rifle shown here is in rather good condition and is equipped with the rear schuetzen style but plate.

 

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