Item #34798

Dutch Model 1871/88 Beaumont-Vitali Rifle

  • Maker: Dutch
  • Model: Beaumont - Vitali
  • Caliber: 11.3mm

  • Description: Serial #876, 11.3 x 51R, 32” barrel with a good bore that has dark freckling within the grooves. This is an 1878 dated rifle that has an overall freckled, plum-brown patina with all-matching assembly numbers (480). The high edges, bearing surfaces of the bolt, and projections have the underlying gray metal peeking through wherever the freckling is thin. The walnut stock has an armory added oil finish with numerous small handling marks and blemishes along its entire length, along with a still legible “(crown)/W” royal cypher (William I), and 1878 dated Maastricht cartouche on the right side of the buttstock. The left side has a crude presentation carved into the wood: “W.R.P. TO H.S.S. 1911”. The rifle comes with a non-original ramrod, and is in very good overall condition. It is an attractive example of an unusual early European military repeater. Antique