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Posted: 10/1/2004 4:24:21 PM EDT
Buddy got this.

Has bayo lug on right side. Bolt is cylindrical, looks like hammer strikes a pin. Has "Wernol" on top of reciever, then S#69 GA, further forward, No caliber stamps, caliber appears to be in the .45 neighborhood...... Has # 482 on bolt open tab. Has 62. 42 on gun side of hammer.

Anyone??? Late civil war??? Thanks

Link Posted: 10/1/2004 6:13:55 PM EDT
In 1867 the Wanzl conversion of the muzzle loaders was introduced in Caliber .55 R.F. Cocking the hammer withdrew a bolt attached to the lower hammer face out of a recess in the breechlock. The breechlock was then lifted on a forward hinge for loading. The first newly developed rifle as such was the WERNDL, developed by Joseph Werndl, the Director General of Steyr Armory, Austria. This was a turning block design. Adopted in 1873, it was modified and produced in quantity in the following year. In 1886 the first Mannlicher was adopted, caliber 11mm. I am unaware of its present value to collectors.

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:52:34 AM EDT
Thanks axl, that's what it is.....
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