|Place of origin||Switzerland|
|In service||Never issued|
|Used by||Swiss Army|
|Manufacturer||Beuret Frères à Liège|
|Barrel length||930 mm|
|Sights||Iron sights (Quadrantenvisier)|
The Jägergewehr 1856/59 (English: Jäger rifle 1856/59), originally designed in 1853, was intended to be a service rifle for use by the Swiss armed forces. It was one of the first pure infantry weapons to feature a rifled barrel. However, by the time all 14,000 procured weapons were delivered in 1860, they were already perceived as obsolete and were never issued to the troops.
- Ernst Hostettler (1987). Hand- und Faustfeuerwaffen der Schweizer Armee von 1842 bis heute (3rd ed. ed.). Buch-Vertriebs GmbH Zürich. pp. 16. ISBN 3-905216-03-5.
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