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(To identify a Non-US issued / Black Powder Metallic Cartridge / Military / Rifle).
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Military Rifles in the Age of Transition
(Non-U.S.) Black Powder, Metallic Cartidge, Military Rifles
1865 to 1890
(A Research, Photo-Identification and Information Website since 1997)
Major Classifications by PERIOD:
I. Conversions of muzzle-loaders to breechloaders (~1865-1869)
II. Purpose-built breechloaders (~1869-1886)
A. Single-shot rifles
B. Magazine rifles
i. Tube magazine rifles (1869, 1878-1888)
(Linked List) (Note: add Swiss Vetterlis)
ii. Box magazine rifles (1886-1890)
Major Classification by TYPE
Forward lifting block (Mont Storm)
Side lifting block (Snider)