M1871 Swiss Vetterli Infantry Rifle:
 

    
    Comparison of the M1869 (bottom) and M1871 Swiss Vetterlis.  The M1869
    shows the cut-out that tied in with the spring assist for the cartridge elevator.
    see M1869 Swiss Vetterli page.
 


    Note that the loading gate and it's supporting hardware is absent
    on this M1869/71 variant.
 


    Here note that the slot and detents are likewise removed from
    the M1871.
 


 
 


 


 


 
 
 


 

Page first sketched May 24, 1999.
Revised September 15, 1999.