Wanzl

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Wanzl Rifle
Wanzl rifle.jpg
TypeBreech-loading Musket
Place of originAustrian Empire
Service history
In service1867–1918
Used byAustria
Qing Empire
WarsHerzegovina Uprising (1882)
Boxer Rebellion
Balkan Wars
World War I (Rear Echelon Troops)
Production history
Number built70,000
VariantsWanzl Infanterie Gewehr M1854/67
Wanzl Infanterie Gewehr M1862/67
Wanzl JagerStutzen M1854/67
Wanzl JagerStutzen M1862/67
Wanzl Extra-Corps Gewehr M1854/67
Wanzl Extra-Corps Gewehr M1862/67
Wanzl WallGewehr M1872
Specifications
Length41.4 in (1,050 mm) to 52.6 in (1,340 mm)

Cartridge14×33R rimfire & centerfire
Actionfront-hinged trapdoor
Feed systemSingle-shot
 
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Wanzl Rifle
Wanzl rifle.jpg
TypeBreech-loading Musket
Place of originAustrian Empire
Service history
In service1867–1918
Used byAustria
Qing Empire
WarsHerzegovina Uprising (1882)
Boxer Rebellion
Balkan Wars
World War I (Rear Echelon Troops)
Production history
Number built70,000
VariantsWanzl Infanterie Gewehr M1854/67
Wanzl Infanterie Gewehr M1862/67
Wanzl JagerStutzen M1854/67
Wanzl JagerStutzen M1862/67
Wanzl Extra-Corps Gewehr M1854/67
Wanzl Extra-Corps Gewehr M1862/67
Wanzl WallGewehr M1872
Specifications
Length41.4 in (1,050 mm) to 52.6 in (1,340 mm)

Cartridge14×33R rimfire & centerfire
Actionfront-hinged trapdoor
Feed systemSingle-shot

The Wanzl rifle was a breechloading conversion of the M1854 & M1862 Lorenz rifle. The Austro-Hungarian Empire used the Wanzl as their service rifle until they had enough M1867 Werndl-Holub rifles to arm the military.

The rifle was a lifting-block breechloader chambered for the 14×33mm Wanzl rimfire cartridge. The Austrians converted a total of 70,000 Lorenz muskets to Wanzls.

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