v.Erlach u. C. Thun.

Swinging-block mechanism conversion was approved for the Swiss army issue in December 1863. Originally, the system was patented in the USA by Isaac Milbank, and later it was modified by Rudolf Amsler. Twenty gun makers took part in the Swiss army conversion program. The rifle displays markings on the breech mechanism, "S.I.G. Neuhausen". These are the markings of the factory that converted the rifle from percussion to breechloading system. Fading and unrecognizable cantonal property markings are stamped on the back of the barrel. The lock plate displays following markings, "v.Erlach u. C. Thun.". The right side of the buttstock displays, "Swiss Cross over a Shield". Several other Swiss markings and proofs are stamped on various metal parts and on the stock. Swiss style rear sight.


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