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Lot 901: * SOC. IND. SUISSE A 10.4mm (VETTERLI RIMFIRE) SINGLE-SHOT MATCH-RIFLE, MODEL ''SYSTEME VETTERLIN, no visible serial number,
08 December 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
SOC. IND. SUISSE
A 10.4mm (VETTERLI RIMFIRE) SINGLE-SHOT MATCH-RIFLE, MODEL ''SYSTEME VETTERLIN, no visible serial number,
circa 1878, with blued octagonal 30in. barrel, oversize dove-tailed block and blade fore-sight, elevating adjustable rear-sight mounted to a raised dove-tail, tubular bolt action receiver marked in an oval ''SOC. IND. SUISSE, SYSTEME VETTERLIN'' around a central cross, figured walnut half-stock with chequered straight grip, exaggerated raised tear-drop cheek-piece, heavy hooked ''Swiss-style'' iron heel-plate, double set triggers within a complex trigger-guard, shell carved fore-end tip and under-barrel wood clearing rod (tip missing), strong amounts of finish remaining