One of the first bolt-action rifles issued for military use, the Vetterli had a service life in Italy of 70 years. This fascinating new guide will cover all of the variations of the rifle and carbine, both in single-shot form and with a variety of magazine feed systems, such as the famous Vetterli-Vitali. While the longarms used by Italian forces have long been popular with collectors, relatively little information about them has been available in the English language - until now. Illustrated in color throughout, this useful new study will help the reader to identify examples based upon their features as well as appreciate this rifle's special place in military history.
- 354 photographs, most in color
- Bolt disassembly instructions
- Include bayonets, accessories, and more