The Bloke and The Chap take a look at a step in the evolution of the Swiss Federal Carbine 1851, aka Feldstutzer. The Chap happened across a Zurich 1848 prototype, one of several designs on the way from a pure target rifle to the 1851 Feldstutzer.
Of course, they take them both to the range and make some smoke.
Earlier video on the 1851: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpelejTnquI
The Chap’s online museum: http://http://militarygunsofeurope.eu/
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