M1860_67 Short Lund

M1860/67 Short Lund.


Technical information:


  • Name: M1860/67 Short Lunds rifle
  • Production year: 1866/67
  • Serial number: 8258
  • Serial number range: Approximately 1-11800 (This range is shared with the long Lund rifle).
  • Produced: 1860-1867
  • Caliber: 4 linjer, later 12,17x44R
  • Magazine capacity: 0, singel shot
  • Weight:
  • Produced at: Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk.
  • Stock material: Birch
  • Lock mechanism: Breachloader percussion, later changed to Lunds patent.
  • Approved by the army: August 21, 1860 and December 9, 1867
  • Number produced: About 3000 M1860 short was produced and most of them are rebuilt into M1860/67.


This rifle is a rebuilt M1860 kammerlader. This is one of the two

main alteration models from chamber loading to the brass cartridge.

Read more about the other alteration, the Landmark, here. Lunds

patent that is mentioned here was based on replacing the chamber

with a compact steel brick where the firing pin went inside. The

ignition was done the same way as before with the cock beneath

the lock, but the cock was prolonged so that it would reach the firing

pin. Today a lot of these rifles has center firing, but in the army only rim fire was used. Most of these rifles are modified from short 4 linjers chamber loaders M1860, but a small number were actually built brand new with Lunds patent at Kongsberg Arms Factory. Those guns are called 4 linjers short Lundsgevær M1867. The only difference between the long and short Lund rifle is the extra barrel band on the long Lund and that the barrel is 910 mm, while it is only 755 mm on the short Lund.