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Antique Swiss Army Leather Ammo Pouch for Vetterli Rifle, Cartridge Bag from 1892; 126 years old Cartridge Bag

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This is an antique cartridge bag for ammunitions of the so called Vetterli repeating riffles, the first regular repeating riffles used in the Swiss Army between 1869 and the end of WW1 (The Great War).

The Vetterli repeating rifle was designed by Johann Friedrich Vetterli, after the Swiss Federal Council decided that the Swiss Army must have such weapon. This decision was partly based on the experiences of the American Civil War, where such repeating riffles made great success.

This particular cartridge bag was designed to carry spare cartridge for the 1878 and 1895 riffle modells.
The bag has 2 compartments, divided by a metal plate. The holders of the cartridges are made of wood.


This ammo beltbag is from 1892, marked with the date and the maker's mark: "CHR. BALSER, BERN". The Swiss cross and the letter B as well as a separate V are also punched to the back of the cover flap.

On the back panel the initials of the owner ("F.R.") and the company code (28/III) are marked with handwriting.

The ammo-bag measures 6.9" x 5.7" x 3.5" / 17.5cm (L) x 14.5cm (H) x 9cm (W, at the widest part).
It weights 22 oz / 625g.

It is in great condition without damages. Only one leather holder of the bucket is torn (see picture).

Please see the photos to judge the condition of this 126 year-old witness of 2 World Wars.

Please read our Policies section for information about shipping, returning an item and refund.
Should you need any additional information, please send us a message via Etsy conversations.
This is an antique cartridge bag for ammunitions of the so called Vetterli repeating riffles, the first regular repeating riffles used in the Swiss Army between 1869 and the end of WW1 (The Great War).

The Vetterli repeating rifle was designed by Johann Friedrich Vetterli, after the Swiss Federal Council decided that the Swiss Army must have such weapon. This decision was partly based on the experiences of the American Civil War, where such repeating riffles made great success.

This particular cartridge bag was designed to carry spare cartridge for the 1878 and 1895 riffle modells.
The bag has 2 compartments, divided by a metal plate. The holders of the cartridges are made of wood.


This ammo beltbag is from 1892, marked with the date and the maker's mark: "CHR. BALSER, BERN". The Swiss cross and the letter B as well as a separate V are also punched to the back of the cover flap.

On the back panel the initials of the owner ("F.R.") and the company code (28/III) are marked with handwriting.

The ammo-bag measures 6.9" x 5.7" x 3.5" / 17.5cm (L) x 14.5cm (H) x 9cm (W, at the widest part).
It weights 22 oz / 625g.

It is in great condition without damages. Only one leather holder of the bucket is torn (see picture).

Please see the photos to judge the condition of this 126 year-old witness of 2 World Wars.

Please read our Policies section for information about shipping, returning an item and refund.
Should you need any additional information, please send us a message via Etsy conversations.

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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
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Returns and exchange details
All vintage items are sold in "as is" condition. Vintage items are expected to have some wear and we always try our best to accurately photograph and describe them.
Customer satisfaction is very important for us and we answer any questions or concerns.
So, if you have any questions about an item, please contact us BEFORE purchasing.

If you are disappointed or unhappy with your item, please inform us within one week after receiving the item. If you prefer to return the item, it must be posted within one week and be returned unused. Return shipping must be done with the same conditions as our shipment (careful packaging, time limit, tracking number, insurance).

REFUND:
We will refund you via Paypal or Etsy, minus the cost of shipping and Paypal/Etsy costs. You will pay the cost of shipping of the item back to us.

Shipping policies

We send everywhere in the world.
We prepare our shipments as quickly as possible after ordering.
Orders are shipped within 1 to 3 business days, if possible day after the purchase.
Delivery times are variable. They usually need 5 to 10 workdays for international orders. It is necessary to be patient. We always ask our buyers to confirm the receipt of their order by email.

We send packages by Hungarian Post. Unless otherwise mentioned in an item listing, orders for items weighing less than 2 kg (4.4 lbs) will be shipped as a Registered Priority Mail, which includes tracking for international orders.

Orders weighing more than 2 kg (4.4 lbs) will be shipped via International Parcel Economy service of the Hungarian Post.

We always pack the items very carefully and try to protect the items as much as possible. We try to use recycled boards, by wrapping the items in newspaper or bubble wrap.
Packages usually arrive with no problems, but lost, stolen, or damaged mail is possible.
We cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items, and more generally for the post mishandling.

If you want insured shipping for your purchase, please send us a message. We will send you a recalculated invoice with the upgraded shipping fees.

Please note that any customs duties and taxes are the buyer's responsibility.

For multiple orders :
Please note that shipping costs for combined orders are estimates.
If you purchase several items of our shop on the same time, please send us an Email via "message to seller" or conversation feature to request the recalculated shipping fees and we prepare for you a reserved listing with your special shipping fee.

We will always ship to your Etsy address. If you would like your order to be shipped to a different address, please provide the correct address when placing your order.
If paying with Paypal, please make sure that the Paypal address and the Etsy address are the same, or inform us about your preferred shipping address.

IMPORTANT :
Responsibility of SwissLeatherAndMore is not engaged, if the package is lost, if the customs adds additional fees, if the shipping address has been poorly written in the order by the buyer.

If a packet is lost or returned automatically to us, the buyer will be informed immediately and will have to pay the costs of repeated shipping.

Thank you all for your understanding.
We send everywhere in the world.
We prepare our shipments as quickly as possible after ordering.
Orders are shipped within 1 to 3 business days, if possible day after the purchase.
Delivery times are variable. They usually need 5 to 10 workdays for international orders. It is necessary to be patient. We always ask our buyers to confirm the receipt of their order by email.

We send packages by Hungarian Post. Unless otherwise mentioned in an item listing, orders for items weighing less than 2 kg (4.4 lbs) will be shipped as a Registered Priority Mail, which includes tracking for international orders.

Orders weighing more than 2 kg (4.4 lbs) will be shipped via International Parcel Economy service of the Hungarian Post.

We always pack the items very carefully and try to protect the items as much as possible. We try to use recycled boards, by wrapping the items in newspaper or bubble wrap.
Packages usually arrive with no problems, but lost, stolen, or damaged mail is possible.
We cannot be held responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items, and more generally for the post mishandling.

If you want insured shipping for your purchase, please send us a message. We will send you a recalculated invoice with the upgraded shipping fees.

Please note that any customs duties and taxes are the buyer's responsibility.

For multiple orders :
Please note that shipping costs for combined orders are estimates.
If you purchase several items of our shop on the same time, please send us an Email via "message to seller" or conversation feature to request the recalculated shipping fees and we prepare for you a reserved listing with your special shipping fee.

We will always ship to your Etsy address. If you would like your order to be shipped to a different address, please provide the correct address when placing your order.
If paying with Paypal, please make sure that the Paypal address and the Etsy address are the same, or inform us about your preferred shipping address.

IMPORTANT :
Responsibility of SwissLeatherAndMore is not engaged, if the package is lost, if the customs adds additional fees, if the shipping address has been poorly written in the order by the buyer.

If a packet is lost or returned automatically to us, the buyer will be informed immediately and will have to pay the costs of repeated shipping.

Thank you all for your understanding.

Additional policies

Items can be placed on reserve for 3 days. If a reserved item has not been purchased within the 3 days, it will be taken off reserve.

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Antique Swiss Army Leather Ammo Pouch for Vetterli Rifle, Cartridge Bag from 1892; 126 years old Cartridge Bag

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: leather, aluminium, copper, antique leather
  • Feedback: 12 reviews
  • Favorited by: 3 people
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