M1878 Vetterli - anybody?

#1
As a shooter of Swiss schtuff I'm somewhat keen to lay my hands on a GOOD/EXCELLENT/INCREDIBLY fine example of this historic firearm to add to my little collection.

Sadly, I won't be able to add it to my FAC until I get rid of another Section 1 firearm, but that is my intention, eventually.

I just missed one over in NI that was imported and stamped 'Ulster Provisional Government' - an interesting piece of history that would have been a nice piece to talk to my friends over there on my occasional visit, as well as my fellow shooters in the VCRAI.

Any pointers at a likely dealer in these unusual arms would be gratefully appreciated.

TIA

tac
 
#2
I've got a lovely 78 Stutzer at a dealer in NL. Home
 
#3
Arent these an obsolete calibre?

So acquiring one should be easy, but as soon as you load it with a ball cartridge, it's S.1?
 
#5
Arent these an obsolete calibre?

So acquiring one should be easy, but as soon as you load it with a ball cartridge, it's S.1?
Yes, hence my comment about having to sell another Section 1 gun to get THIS one on ticket so's I can shoot it. Hafta make my own ammunition, too, after a simple centrefire conversion to the bolt has been done.

tac
 
#6
Try Naturaktiv, Wartstrasse, Winterthur
Thanks for that one. Another one to add to the list. I'll call and see what kind of a deal they can do, but don't hold much hope for getting any kind of a gun out of CH with their recent clamp-down on OOC sales of most everything that goes bang or even boom.

Our Swiss schtuff pal, Guisan, in NL has a few nice ones, but NL has just stopped shipping mail packages longer than a metre except by courier, at around 300eu.

tac
 
#7
Buy my Stutzer ;) it's sat there for a while, so make me an offer.
 
#9
It's mine but the dealer has it. Croque Monsieur can attest to its mintiness.
 
#12
De qu'est-ce que la possibilité est voir quelques images de ce fusil extraordinaire? J'ai déjà envoyé un email privé à M Stoatman qui l'intéresse. :)

tac
 
#13
I don't know if the Stoat has any pics of the rifle but I can vouch that it is in very very good condition. The dealer was our local one and also president of the local range back in NL, a very good egg. He also has experience with handling exports.
 
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