Gewehr 1871 was the first center fire rifle adopted by
Germany replacing the
Dreyse Needle Gun which was found to have several
weaknesses. The Gewehr 71 was a single shot bolt action
rifle that used a black powder metallic cartridge.
This German Gewehr 1871 Rifle was
made by Steyr and is dated 1873 and issued in 1876.
The receiver and other metal have dried up
oil from storage and shows up as brown spots on the
receiver. The blued parts are turning a mix of grey and
brown with some bluing left in protected areas. The stock
has dents, bruises and a small chip in the comb of the
buttstock but no cracks or repairs. The stock stamps are
deep and clear. Numbers are mismatched. The bore is
Overall the gun is in good condition and
This gun is pre 1898 so
can be shipped directly to anyone over 18 or can purchased in person.
No FFL or C&R required.