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See a rifle you recognize?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:57 pm
by vonalt
Any one recognize the rifles in this print? Knabenschiessen literally means boy shooting. What it is, is a festival every year where part of the event is teens between the ages of 13-17 participate in an organized shooting competition. Women started participating in the event around 1991 so it is no longer a male only event. The festival takes place every year in Zurich and is only open to shooters from Zurich and the surrounding Canton. This event has been on going since 1656. My great grandparents hail from the Canton so I imagine some of my ancestors may have shot in the event. What the CMP should have became, in my opinion.

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Re: See a rifle you recognize?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:08 pm
by Rapidrob
K-31's. The card is dated 1979 which is cool.

Re: See a rifle you recognize?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:23 pm
by Woody_be
I see 1925 and if you look closely the charging handles are painted a little bit red...both to me indicate k-11s.correct me if im wrong

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Re: See a rifle you recognize?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:03 pm
by Rapidrob
Ha! your right,I thought it read '79-25-5 not 1925. K-11 would be correct.

Re: See a rifle you recognize?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:05 pm
by vandle
I think they are 1889s, look at the rear sights, they have the ears, front blade sight and the stacking hook

Re: See a rifle you recognize?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:25 pm
by Airforce1
More than likely they are M1897 Kadet rifles or standard K11's.

Re: See a rifle you recognize?

Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:51 pm
by ffuries
Looks like it's dated 1925.15.Sept.

Re: See a rifle you recognize?

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:45 am
by vandle
Airforce1 wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:25 pm
More than likely they are M1897 Kadet rifles or standard K11's.
I think your on the money with the Kadet rifle :clap:

Re: See a rifle you recognize?

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:42 am
by Woody_be
Yup m1897 cadet rifle..my mistake

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