The various muzzle covers and the early steel stripper clip.

The country that avoids war and the country that fights but has a hard time winning have been combined. The Swiss made some excellent firearms and the French made some unique and occaisonally inspiring ones.

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Guisan
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The various muzzle covers and the early steel stripper clip.

Postby Guisan » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:59 am







The first 1889 rifle muzzle cover got lost often that is why it got replaced by the M1892 cover with the pear shaped legs.

The 1897 cadet rifle has a smaller muzzle diameter that is why it got a 14mm cup and straight legs.

The 96/11 and 1911 rifles have the 15mm cup and as can be seen in the pics there is also a (rare !) aluminum variant of that muzzle cover.



These were tried out around 1908-1910 but they kept to the waxed carton chargers.

All receivers from the 1911 on have the special cut out at the rear of the ejection opening to take the metal strippers.

Guisan. :D
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wow

Postby RGRWJB » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:26 am

Those cadet ones are hard to obtain. Great picture Guisan!

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