• 1955 Swiss Zfk55 (7.5 x 55mm) Sniper Rifle

    1955 Swiss Zfk55 (7.5 x 55mm) Sniper Rifle
    (Manufactured in 1958)


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    Calibre: ......................... 7.5x55 Swiss (GP11)
    Rifling & Twist: ............... 4-groove, RH, concentric rifling, 1 in 10.63
    Barrel Length: ................ 25.65 in. (652mm)
    Overall Length: ...............47.55 in.(1208mm)
    Weight: ......................... 13.5 lbs empty (with scope attached)
    Magazine Capacity: ........ 6 round detachable box magazine
    Qty Mfg (Total): .............. 4,150
    Qty Mfg (1958): .............. 3,030 Serial # 1171-4200
    Bayonet: ........................ Models 1899/18, 1918, 1918/55 and 1914 Pioneer (Sawback)

    Sources: ....................... Swiss Magazine Loading Rifles, 1869 to 1958
    .................................... by Joe Poyer - ISBN: 1882391322
    .................................... also selected content Copyright SwissRifles.com.

    Canadian Collector Market Value Estimate: $


    1955 Swiss Zfk55 (7.5 x 55mm) Sniper Rifle

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    Observations:

    This ZfK55 rifle is unfired and was never issued. It only has some minor marks from storage and at the support points where it was hanging for years as a wall display. It comes with a complete original parts roll, scope can and sling. Previously, it was in the personal collection of a former Director of the Waffenfabrik Bern and went directly from the production line into to his private collection.


    Collector's Comments and Feedback:

    1. The "parts roll" that comes with this rifle is amazing. It's like a treasure hunt just going through it and seeing all of the small items they put in it, including a storage tube that has every front sight post replacement you'd ever want. I also purchased an aftermarket modern add-on St. Marie plug-n-play replacement mount, specially designed and built for the ZfK55. The St Marie mount uses the standard weaver configuration for mounting any commercially available scope and rings. (Feedback by "Badger")
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 1955 Swiss Zfk55 (7.5 x 55mm) Sniper Rifle started by Badger View original post