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The original posting was in the military sister board, but since it was found out to be a civilian rifle, I feel it is warranted to repost the thread here. The pictures (appended at the end) may be of interest, since the gun is somewhat rare. Carcano

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PeterS
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Posted - 09/13/2004 : 11:03:10 AM
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Hi @all,
do someone known this rifle?

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P: F: WANLOVIST
MALMÖ

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Rev. Two Bands
Posted - 09/13/2004 : 12:03:14 PM
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Looks like an interesting conversion from muzzle-loader to rear-stuffer, a little bit a la Kammarladdningsgevär.
You seem to be mis-reading the name, though - must be Waneqvist or something on those lines.


jorma
Posted - 09/14/2004 : 09:23:00 AM
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At a moment I am looking a book named Swedish weaponry since 1630.
It looks like model 1864 to me.


Pettson
Posted - 09/14/2004 : 6:27:12 PM
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Yes, that would be a civilian version of Hagström's m/1864.
Several smiths made these rifles on order for FSR clubs or individuals. These rifles are marked with the makers name, and lack all military markings. I think Wahlqvist would be the correct name in this particular case.
Nice find.


PeterS
Posted - 09/15/2004 : 4:46:18 PM
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thanks a lot for the responses.
Yes, the rifles have no military markings like my other Kammerladungsgewehr.
I'll take these weekend a closer look to the name of the maker.


PeterS
Posted - 10/07/2004 : 02:46:11 AM
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Originally posted by Pettson
....I think Wahlqvist would be the correct name in this particular case.....
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Hi Pettson,
You are right with the makers-name.

Peter
 

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Yes, P.F.Wahlqvist from Malmö was active around 1850s-1870s (according to rifles I have found). Made muzzle-loaded rifles and on to rolling blocks. Never seen a shotgun or hand-gun with his name yet. Really nice "custom-works" for hunters/targetshooting but most are more plain Wredes and of course his famous Hagström kammarladdare (not a conversion). I have been told that 70 of his 1864 was ordered to Malmö Volunteer Sharpshooters but havent heard anyone seen one bearing serialnumber over 40. Mine happens to be number 1.

His 1864 is shorter than ordinary military version and has bayonet-lug for a sabre bayonet.





Here is a large group Volunteer Sharpshooters from Eskilstuna in 1860s.


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ARILAR
 
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