View Full Version : Where to find Vetterli parts? (front band)

May 29, 2007, 08:28 AM
I'd just found an M78 Swiss Vetterli in very nice condition, gorgeous wood, pristine barrel, for $150 yesterday. It is not sporterized, either.

The only thing it's missing is one part, the front band. Looks like someone took off the one that might have had the bayonet mount, and put on a plain blued metal one that looks like it's meant for another rifle. It's fastened with an old-style but definitely 20th century machine screw on the band's bottom ears. It didn't cut into the wood, which is good.

However...I'd like to find an original front band! Numrich is out of them. Might anyone know of any other suppliers that might have parts like that?