Comparison of the M1869 (bottom) and M1871 Swiss Vetterlis. The M1869
shows the cut-out that tied in with the spring assist for the cartridge elevator.
see M1869 Swiss Vetterli page.
Note that the loading gate and it's supporting hardware is absent
on this M1869/71 variant.
Here note that the slot and detents are likewise removed from
Page first sketched May 24, 1999.
Revised September 15, 1999.