Very Good Condition - Excellent Bore
Antique Obsolete Calibre
The Moschetto da Cavalleria Mod 1870 Cavalry Carbine was adopted on 11th August 1871
The trigger guard does not have the spur of the rifle, possibly as it could cause snagging.
Uncommon for a Cavalry Carbine, it is equipped with a socket bayonet, which is stowed in the reverse position under the barrel & in to the fore-end.
The underside of the barrel has a rectangular lug, which acts as a tennon for the socket bayonet to lock it in either the stowd or extended position
This carbine was manufactured in 1881 at the Reale Fabbrica
d'armi di Torre Annunziata Arsenal.
Action still has the fully functional rotating dust cover
Rare these days to find original M1870 Vetterli Rifles & Carbines, most were withdrawn or upgraded in 1887 as the m1870/87 with the magazine added
An Antique Obsolete Calibre – Fully Working
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