Re: German black powder bolt action ID needed
Are you sure it says "Berlin" and not "Bern"? It sounds like a Model 1869 Swiss Vetterli, and the following info is based on the assumption that it is:
The caliber is 10.4x38R, rimfire, known in this country as the .41 Swiss. No ammo is available except at collector prices and in collector quantity and, of course, it cannot be reloaded. Those rifles have been converted to fire modern cartridges, but the process is costly and generally not worth the cost.
It may be a carbine, but is more likely a cut down rifle. Parts would be nearly impossible to obtain. The price quoted would be very fair as a curio/relic if the gun were in original condtion and functional.
Last edited by Jim K; 09-26-2010 at 10:17 PM..