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Seeking information.

Do any members posses information and pictures of the Swiss Vetterli ammunition pouch that has not been converted for the Schmidt-Rubin system?

Also how many cartridges were carried and the cleaning equipment carried.

With thanks in anticipation.

G and L A-R-West
 

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Thank you Guisan for your prompt response and kind assistance.

What is the correct designation of the unaltered Vetterli pouch: Ordonnanz 1875, or 1869? We have been given 1875.

Do you happen to know how many cartridges were carried?

Best regards,

G and L A-R-West
 

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At first a soldier carried 60 cartridges of which 4 x 10 = 40 were in the ammo pouch and 2 x 10 in the Tornister. That amount was increased to 100 cartridges total later on. It is called a Patronentasche Modell 1868 and the past 1870 variant of these became Ordnance in 1875. The version for the 1889 rifle is called Modell 1891.
 

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At first a soldier carried 60 cartridges of which 4 x 10 = 40 were in the ammo pouch and 2 x 10 in the Tornister. That amount was increased to 100 cartridges total later on. It is called a Patronentasche Modell 1868 and the past 1870 variant of these became Ordnance in 1875. The version for the 1889 rifle is called Modell 1891.
Guisan,

Am I right in saying that the altered ''Modell 1891'' ammunition pouch was also issued to the Cadets for use with their 1897 single-shot rifle?

Gingerbeer
 
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