THE ITALIAN VETTERLI RIFLE: DEVELOPMENT, VARIANTS AND HISTORY IN SERVICE.

2016. Enhanced Volume. HC with dustjacket. 168pp, 350+ almost all color illus./photos, 8.5x11; Italian Vetterli in service for over 40 years, author describes development as long rifle, short rifle, cavalry & police carbine, single-shot form & later adapted for variety of magazine feeds--Vetterli-Vitali, Vetterli-Bertoldo & Vetterli-Ferracciù; conversions from 10.35 mm to 6.5 mm calibres & to .22 training carbine are covered; includes arms factories that manufactured them; history & use of weapons on active service in lesser known campaigns in Europe, Africa, Ireland, Russia, China, Turkey & Spanish Civil War; fills historical gap in early breech-loading military rifles;. NEW. Item #106972
ISBN: 1931464723

Price: $49.99

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