Swiss Vetterli Model 1878

10.4x38mmR. 33" barrel length. SN: 20228. Blued metal finish with polished bolt body. 2-piece walnut stock with one barrel band and nosecap. Bolt action rifle with adjustable elevator notch and blade sights. Serial numbers match on cocking piece, barrel, receiver, elevator, and buttplate. Left receiver marked {Cross}/WAFFENFABRIK/BERN/M.78. Serial number to stock does not match. Comb of stock marked DT {Cross} C1.  Item shows additional Swiss proof and acceptance marks overall. Elevator sticks and fails to descend unassisted.


Good. Bore is dark with some patches of oxidation at muzzle. Metal finish is dominated by a brown patina overall with some weak blue remaining along flanks of barrel. Mottled oxidation to top of barrel and on flanks of receiver. Stock has a smooth finish with weak serial number indicating item was refinished. Some additional scattered indentations, mars, and scratches to stock. Elevator fails to descend unassisted.

Estimate: $200 - $400
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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