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    I picked up a project to fool with this winter. It's a .41 swiss rifle. here is a link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vetterli_rifle


    mine has been cut down, the original barrel was 33 inches long. Buffalo arms has brass and lee makes dies. Lead bullets for a 44 special will most likely work. I will have to convert it to centerfire, the original is rimfire. I have a few rimfire rounds for it but not enough to matter. It seems oddly short to me.


    anyhoo here it is
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    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?


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    I gotta say....Never even heard of that before......
    Where do you find this stuff....LOL
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    I know where there is a lamp made from one, so sad. I remember reading about a 41 swiss when I was a kid. There is a book called 3001 questions and answers published in 1919 or there about. Some of the questions was about the 41 swiss. My father had one back when I was a wee lad. So I thought for fun I would fool with one a bit. I'm glad that I can buy 41 swiss brass unlike 30-40 krag brass LOL
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Let us know how it works out...
    Another "learned something day".....
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    The .41 Swiss was real popular in the Appellation Mountains back in the early 20th century. After the Swiss re-equipped with modern bolt actions they were all dumped on the surplus market at real cheap prices.

    Sears sold them for $7.

    There were a lot of empty .41 Swiss shell casings found when archaeologists worked over the areas of the Battle Of Blair Mountain.
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    I came across a NRA article called The Guns of Blair mountain. I think you may have posted a link to that article back when I had posted some photos of a 41 swiss round.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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