Model 1897 Cadet Rifles
7.5 x 53.5mm
We have just received our latest stock direct from Switzerland
of Obsolete Calibre Cadet Rifles
The lowest serial number we have is 49 & there are
several that have sequential serial numbers.
Nearly all have slings & snow caps, bore's are excellent
Condition is very good, but there is the usual rub around
the action caused by single loading
These are totally untouched & direct from Swiss Disposal
By 1893 the Vetterli Cadet Model 1870 Rifles was in short
supply. Consequently it was decided to build a new Cadet Rifle,
based on the Model 1889 design.
Adopted in 1898, the single shot Model 1897 Cadet Rifles fired a cartridge
with a powder charge that had been reduced by approximately 10%
for the smaller stature cadets. The reduced load produced a muzzle velocity
of approximately 1670fps, as compared to the standard round which
produced a muzzle velocity of approximately 1900fps.
In order to accommodate both standard GP90 ammunition
and the cadet round, the rear sight has two sets of graduations.
The left side of the sight was graduated for the GP 90 cartridge, while
the right was graduated for the cadet round.
These were only manufactured in single shot.
Total Production of 7987
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