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Guisan
12-28-2012, 11:26 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/guisan/album%202/grelau1.jpg

Few know that these were around also till the late 50's.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/guisan/album%202/grelau4.jpg

It was tough to shoot these as one could not shoulder the gun and a normal grip of the rifle was prohibited also.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/guisan/album%202/grelau3.jpg

Aiming was done with help of the rings on the grenade.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/guisan/album%202/grelau5.jpg

Two types of grenade taps and "white" magazines for the special rifle grenade cartridges for the K11 and K31.

Firing a dummy grenade looks like this....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7hecLIb508&feature=grec_index

surplus-addict
12-28-2012, 11:59 AM
Me WAAAAAAAANT!

That a cool bit of history that I did not know existed! Thank you for adding this!

Guisan
12-28-2012, 12:07 PM
LOL, thought so, not everything has been written down about the Swiss rifles in the countries outside Switzerland, language is the main error.