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Frühwirth Model 1872
Frühwirth Model 1872 (Gendarmerie-Repetiergewehr System Frühwirth M1872) is an Austro-Hungarian bolt action magazine short rifle designed by Ferdinand Früwirth. During the trials, the gun was considered too fragile for the troops but well fitting for gendarmerie and border guards. About 12,000 carbines of two variants were manufactured by Früwirth's workshop and Osterreichische Waffenfabriks-Gesellschaft, Steyr.
Two variants of the Früwirth carbine differ in the ammunition - 11.15x36R mm and 11.15x42R mm, and the action of the second type was lengthened by 6mm for the longer cartridge.
(1872-1875, in service until 1880)
- Cartridge: 11.15x36R mm (1st model), 11.15x42R mm (2nd model)
- Weight: 8.1 lbs (3.69 kg)
- Length: 40.9" (1038 mm)
- Barrel length: 22.4" (570 mm)
- Muzzle velocity: 298 m/sec
- Feed system: underbarrel tube magazine, 8 rounds (1st model), 7 rounds (2nd model)
The Frühwirth Model 1872 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Spy for Germany||German soldiers||1956|
|The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse||West Berlin police||1960|
|Operation Caviar||German soldiers||1961|