Wanzl

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Wanzl Rifle
Wanzl rifle.jpg
TypeBreech-loading Musket
Place of origin Austrian 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 origin Austrian 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 used as the service rifle of the Austro-Hungarian Empire 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. A total of 70,000 Lorenz muskets were converted to Wanzls.

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