The Kingdom of Bavaria isslued Werdergewehr M/1869 as the main service rifle. It was designed by Johann L. Werder, based on the Peabody falling block action, and chambered for 11x50mm R centerfire metallic cartridge. In 1870s Bavarian Werder rifles were re-chambered into M1869 Aptiertes Werder, using same 11x60mm R cartridge as the Prussian Mauser Gewehr 1871. The Werder remained the service rifle of Bavarian army until replaced by the Gewehr 1888. In addition to full-length Infantry rifle, two short versions existed: cavalry carbine Karabiner M/69, and gendarmerie carbine Gendarmeriekarabiner M/69. About 127,000 pieces of all models was produced.
Werder also invented a single-shot pistol with same action as the rifle. It was known as "Bavarian Lightning pistol" because of its high rate of fire.
- Cartridge: 11x50mm R, 11x60mm R
- Weight (unloaded): 8.8-10.1 lbs (4.25-4.59 kg) (rifle); 6.02 lbs (2.73 kg) (carbine); 6.6 lbs (3.02 kg) (gendarmerie carbine)
- Length: 52 in (132 cm) (rifle); 32.1 in (81.5 cm) (carbine); 37.9 in (96.2 cm) (gendarmerie carbine)
- Barrel length: 35 in (88.9 cm) (rifle); 15.6 in (39.7 cm) (carbine); 21.5 in (54.5 cm) (gendarmerie carbine)
- Feed system: Single-shot
- Rate of Fire:18 RPM
The Werder M1869 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Oleg Borisov||Tom Atkins|