Riches of Clare Exhibition - Power

...to collect, preserve, interpret and display the material culture relating to the history of County Clare, both in the museum building and online,
as an educational resource and a socially inclusive cultural service for the people of Clare and visiting tourists.



Vetterli Rifle

The Vetterli rifle is named after its Swiss designer, Friedrich Vetterli.

Adopted by the Swiss army in 1868 and later by the Italian military, the Vetterli was the most advanced military rifle of its time, as it was the first repeating rifle widely adopted for military service.

This model here is an Italian M1870/87 Vetterli-Vitali rifle, modified with the Vitali box magazine system, and was found hidden in a farm outhouse in Dysart.

The War of Independence

Ref: 2000.119

Vetterli Rifle 2001.119
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